Narration A WritingStrategyTells the story inan interesting way
Where is narration used? How is narration used inhospitalspolice stationsinsurance companiescollege
Purpose of NarrationGeneral PurposesTo entertain or establishcamaraderieTo reflectTo informTo persuade
Specific Purpose Every narrative must have a point If the purpose is to informState the main idea or purpose first Whe...
Six Elements of Narration Where and WhenSets the scene and the action Who Tells who the story revolves around What Give...
Point of View in Narration The way you tell a story establishes Creditability Objectivity/Bias Attitude Employ first ...
Point of View in Narration First person Immediacy, front row seat, participant Focus on feelings and opinions Third pe...
Point of View in Narration Mixing Writing Strategies is permissible Comparison Description Narration
Writing the Narrative What did I gain or learn? How did the experience affect me? What is the moral or the lesson? How...
Prewriting the Narrative List key events chronologically Leave space to jot down details Insert key details
Drafting an introduction Grab the readers’ attention What is unusual, amusing or ironic? Should I use first or third pe...
Drafting the introductionThe HookOpen with actionOpen with a quoteOpen with a comparisonOpen with a personal experienceOpe...
Organizing the Narrative Limits the focus early Needs a clear progression Advances the main point Contributes to unity...
Developing the NarrativeMake the central character believableDialogue enlivens and moves the actionConcrete details and ac...
Developing the NarrativeBuild suspenseWithhold vital dataHint at somethingPace the flow of information
Concluding the Narrative Bring closure or completion End expectantly (hint or hope) End with a surprise End with a rea...
A Narrative Report Written to respond to an event or a real lifesituation Considers the purpose and readers Employs a t...
Revising a Narrative Look at the larger items first Check the logical development Check the setting Check transitions ...
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Narration a writing

  1. 1. Narration A WritingStrategyTells the story inan interesting way
  2. 2. Where is narration used? How is narration used inhospitalspolice stationsinsurance companiescollege
  3. 3. Purpose of NarrationGeneral PurposesTo entertain or establishcamaraderieTo reflectTo informTo persuade
  4. 4. Specific Purpose Every narrative must have a point If the purpose is to informState the main idea or purpose first When probing cause or motiveThe purpose may be stated a the end
  5. 5. Six Elements of Narration Where and WhenSets the scene and the action Who Tells who the story revolves around What Gives the action, conflict,change of events How Gives the cause and effect Why Shows reasoning or motivation
  6. 6. Point of View in Narration The way you tell a story establishes Creditability Objectivity/Bias Attitude Employ first person or third person
  7. 7. Point of View in Narration First person Immediacy, front row seat, participant Focus on feelings and opinions Third person Not involved with the story Puts distance between the reader, topic Focus on facts and results
  8. 8. Point of View in Narration Mixing Writing Strategies is permissible Comparison Description Narration
  9. 9. Writing the Narrative What did I gain or learn? How did the experience affect me? What is the moral or the lesson? How might the story affect the readers?
  10. 10. Prewriting the Narrative List key events chronologically Leave space to jot down details Insert key details
  11. 11. Drafting an introduction Grab the readers’ attention What is unusual, amusing or ironic? Should I use first or third person? Relate the opening to the point
  12. 12. Drafting the introductionThe HookOpen with actionOpen with a quoteOpen with a comparisonOpen with a personal experienceOpen with a historical fact
  13. 13. Organizing the Narrative Limits the focus early Needs a clear progression Advances the main point Contributes to unity Flashbacks are not for the beginners
  14. 14. Developing the NarrativeMake the central character believableDialogue enlivens and moves the actionConcrete details and action verbs set thestage and enable readers to visualize
  15. 15. Developing the NarrativeBuild suspenseWithhold vital dataHint at somethingPace the flow of information
  16. 16. Concluding the Narrative Bring closure or completion End expectantly (hint or hope) End with a surprise End with a reaction
  17. 17. A Narrative Report Written to respond to an event or a real lifesituation Considers the purpose and readers Employs a thesis statement Reveals purpose and scope Uses heading for body and conclusion Conclusion summarizes
  18. 18. Revising a Narrative Look at the larger items first Check the logical development Check the setting Check transitions in time and space Check for complicated sentence Check for cumbersome word Review the checklist

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