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This presentation shows the narrative pattern of writing.

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  • Narrative StructureKaren Silvestri, Instructional SpecialistThe Learning Center at Robeson Community College
  • Telling a Story Something that happened to you Something that happened to someone else Something you saw Something you read
  • Structure Chronological order (the order in which events took place) First person (I, we) Third person (he, she, they, etc.)
  • Paragraphs Topic SentenceWhat will your narrative be about? Supporting DetailsWhere did it happen? When did it happen?Who was there? What happened?
  • Essays Introduction Thesis Statement Supporting Paragraphs Conclusion
  • A Good Narrative (Story) Be clearDid you provide enough information for thereader to follow your story? Be interestingUse descriptive words to paint a picture ofthe scenes to your reader. Stay in orderUse time order to help your reader followthe story.
  • Don’t forget! TransitionsAdd transitions to help your narrative flow well. Formal languageConsider your audience; who are you writing thenarrative for? Word choiceRemove or change slang, clichés, and excessive words. TitleCome up with a creative title for your narrative ProofreadUse spell check or have someone review your work
  • Sample Narrative Paragraph TransitionsTopicsentence Descriptive language
  • You try! What story would youlike to tell?A story about someone who succeeded A story about how you got your name A story about a time you overcame something A story about someone or something you lost You get the idea…..