Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
CHAPTER 4: NARRATIONCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
CHAPTER OUTLINE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVESIn this chapter, you will learn to write a narrative  paragraph that: has a narrow...
WHAT IS NARRATION?   Narration means telling a story.     When   you write a narrative paragraph, you can tell      a st...
WHAT IS NARRATION?   Give the Narrative a Point      The point will be included in the topic sentence.      The point o...
WRITING THE NARRATIVE PARAGRAPH IN STEPS PrewritingNarration—how to generate and develop  ideas for your narration paragr...
PREWRITING NARRATION   Thinking of a topic for a narrative paragraph can be a    challenge.      Narrative Questionnaire...
PLANNING NARRATION   Begin with a rough outline with the point as the topic    sentence.      Check the outline for the ...
DRAFTING AND REVISING NARRATION   After you have an outline, the next step is to create a    rough draft.   Checklist fo...
DRAFTING AND REVISING NARRATION   Using Transitions Effectively in Narration      Most of the transitions in narration h...
DRAFTING AND REVISING NARRATION   A  good revision may include: using transitions,     combining sentences, and using exa...
PROOFREADINGNARRATION   Look for errors in spelling, punctuation, or preparation of the    paragraph.   Lines of Detail:...
WHAT IS NARRATION?A.   Explains how to do something.B.   Tells a story.C.   Shows a reader what a person, place, thing, or...
WHAT IS NARRATION?A.   Explains how to do something.B.   Tells a story.C.   Shows a reader what a person, place, thing, or...
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT A HINT FORWRITING A NARRATIVE?A.   Be clear.B.   Be interesting.C.   Stay in order.D.   Incl...
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT A HINT FORWRITING A NARRATIVE?A.   Be clear.B.   Be interesting.C.   Stay in order.D.   Incl...
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS A COMMON TRANSITIONFOR A NARRATIVE PARAGRAPH?  A.   Suddenly  B.   Nevertheless  C.   Similarly ...
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS A COMMON TRANSITIONFOR A NARRATIVE PARAGRAPH?  A.   Suddenly  B.   Nevertheless  C.   Similarly ...
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  • Review objectives.
  • Explainnarration Engage in a discussion about narratives
  • Review narration and the hints for writing a narrative paragraph. Share examples of narrative paragraphs.
  • Review the stages of the writing process for writing the narrative paragraph.
  • Introduce the narrative questionnaire. In groups, have students complete a narrative questionnaire. Direct students to freewrite about something that changed their lives. After the freewriting, have students select a topic from the list of details.
  • Havestudents create an outline from the list of details created during the freewrite.
  • Have students create a rough draft of their narrative paragraph. In partner groups, have students peer review drafts. Direct students to use the revision checklist.
  • Review transitions
  • Direct students to proofread paragraphs Have students
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    1. 1. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    2. 2. CHAPTER 4: NARRATIONCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    3. 3. CHAPTER OUTLINE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVESIn this chapter, you will learn to write a narrative paragraph that: has a narrow focus, presents details in a clear order, and uses effective transitional words.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    4. 4. WHAT IS NARRATION? Narration means telling a story.  When you write a narrative paragraph, you can tell a story about something that happened to you or to someone else, or about something that you saw or read.  A narrative relies on specific details about happenings: events, actions, incidents.  Use vivid details so you don’t just tell the story, you show it.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    5. 5. WHAT IS NARRATION? Give the Narrative a Point  The point will be included in the topic sentence.  The point of a narrative is the meaning of the incident or incidents that you are writing about. Hints for Writing a Narrative Paragraph 1. Be clear. 2. Be interesting. 3. Stay in order. 4. Pick a topic that is not too big. Use a Speaker’s Exact Words in Narrative  Be sure to punctuate speech correctly.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    6. 6. WRITING THE NARRATIVE PARAGRAPH IN STEPS PrewritingNarration—how to generate and develop ideas for your narration paragraph Planning Narration—how to organize your ideas for your narration paragraph Drafting and Revising Narration—how to create, revise, and edit rough drafts of your narration paragraph Proofreading Narration—how to proofread and make one final check of your narration paragraphCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    7. 7. PREWRITING NARRATION Thinking of a topic for a narrative paragraph can be a challenge.  Narrative Questionnaire Freewriting for a Narrative Topic Narrowing and Selecting a Suitable Narrative Topic  After freewriting, assess your writing, looking for words, phrases, or sentences that could be expanded into a paragraph.  Questions can help you form the point of your narrative.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    8. 8. PLANNING NARRATION Begin with a rough outline with the point as the topic sentence.  Check the outline for the following: Relevance: Do all the details connect to the topic sentence? Order: Are the details in a clear order? Development: Does the outline need more details? Are the details specific enough? Outline for a Narrative ParagraphCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    9. 9. DRAFTING AND REVISING NARRATION After you have an outline, the next step is to create a rough draft. Checklist for Revising the Draft of a Narrative Paragraph Revising for Sharper Details Checking the Topic Sentence  Rewrite the topic sentence to fit all the details.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    10. 10. DRAFTING AND REVISING NARRATION Using Transitions Effectively in Narration  Most of the transitions in narration have to do with time. A Revised Draft  Once the time order is correct, a writer has to focus on two issues: 1. Making sure the narrative is more than a list of details in time sequence, and 2. Avoiding short, choppy writing.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    11. 11. DRAFTING AND REVISING NARRATION A good revision may include: using transitions, combining sentences, and using exact words of dialogue.  INFO BOX: Transitions for a Narrative ParagraphCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    12. 12. PROOFREADINGNARRATION Look for errors in spelling, punctuation, or preparation of the paragraph. Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignment Topics for Writing a Narrative Paragraph Topics for Critical Thinking and WritingCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    13. 13. WHAT IS NARRATION?A. Explains how to do something.B. Tells a story.C. Shows a reader what a person, place, thing, or situation is like.D. Discusses differences.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    14. 14. WHAT IS NARRATION?A. Explains how to do something.B. Tells a story.C. Shows a reader what a person, place, thing, or situation is like.D. Discusses differences.has a narrow focusCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    15. 15. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT A HINT FORWRITING A NARRATIVE?A. Be clear.B. Be interesting.C. Stay in order.D. Include steps.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    16. 16. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT A HINT FORWRITING A NARRATIVE?A. Be clear.B. Be interesting.C. Stay in order.D. Include steps.presents details in a clear orderCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    17. 17. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS A COMMON TRANSITIONFOR A NARRATIVE PARAGRAPH? A. Suddenly B. Nevertheless C. Similarly D. For example Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    18. 18. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS A COMMON TRANSITIONFOR A NARRATIVE PARAGRAPH? A. Suddenly B. Nevertheless C. Similarly D. For example uses effective transitional words. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.

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