How to write Narratives
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This is a slideshow that can be used to teach children how to write narratives. It goes though the structure of a narrative and has some ideas for publishing at the end.

This is a slideshow that can be used to teach children how to write narratives. It goes though the structure of a narrative and has some ideas for publishing at the end.

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  • 1. The Purpose isto entertain,motivate orteachHow to write OutstandingNarrativesWritten by Jacqui Sharp
  • 2. Write in second person• YouWrite in third person• She• Her• He• His•Their•Him•Them•They•It
  • 3. ate• Pasteat• PresentWas• Pastis• PresentYesterday they ate cake atthe birthday party.She is going to eat her lunch now.He was in the classroom yesterday.He is not here now.Write in the Past
  • 4. • Write a title• Write an introduction– Set the scene andmood– Introduce characters– Use second or thirdperson– Use past tense• How the kiwi lost hiswings• Tanemahuta waslooking very sadbecause his childrenwere dying one byone.
  • 5. The Problem or ConflictWhat was theproblem?When youwrite theproblem makeit interesting!They were being eaten bybugs.Tanemahuta’s children, thetowering Totara and thekingly Kauri were beingeaten by ravenous, crawlingbugs.
  • 6. Whathappensnext?Whathappensafter?Whathappenslater?Whathappensfinally?He asked themone by one.First heasked…Pukeko repliedwith a shiverin his voice …FinallyTanemahutaasked the Kiwiwho answeredbravely in astrong, clearvoice…ResponseActionTanemahuta called out to allhis children of the air andasked them for a volunteerto live on the forest floor.
  • 7. Write a conclusion and or aresolution here…Does it have a summary or amoral?Tanemahuta punished the birds that would not helphim by giving the Tui two white feathers at his throatas a mark of cowardice. Pukeko would have to…… The gallant and brave kiwi was rewarded with theknowledge, that he would always be remembered asthe most well known and famous bird of them all.
  • 8. Conjunctions join sentences
  • 9. Action Verbs express actionLook at your sentence, is a person oran object doing something. Ask yourselfthe question ‘Can you <insert word>?
  • 10. Use Vivid VerbsWalked Plodded StompedTalked gossiped nattered chatteredListened snooped eavesdroppedThink considered contemplatedGet fished hookedWhat are vivid verbs?They are Power Words!
  • 11. Adjectives: describes objects, people
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  • 13. Have I Yes/NoWritten in the past tense?Written in second and third person?Written an introduction that sets the scene?Said ‘What the problem is?Said ‘what the response was (happens next and after)?Said what the Action was?Said what the Outcome was?Have I used other conjunctions for ‘and’?Have I used vivid verbs?Have I used interesting adjectives?
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