Learning Object: Narrative Writing


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Learning Object: Narrative Writing

  1. 1. YEAR 11 ENGLISH Narrative Writing
  2. 2. Narrative WritingA narrative tells a story or gives an account of events orincidents.A narrative often revolves around a plot or story-line and itmay encompass a moral
  3. 3. Narrative StructureNarrative Structure is about the way a story has been puttogether. The main structural features of a narrative are: Development Climax or anti- Orientation Main Body of Resolution Climax complication
  4. 4. Narrative WritingWhen writing a Narrative it is important to plan.Logically ordering thoughts and actions will help you todevelop a plot or story-line. Create a Brainstorm flow chart of idea your ideas your plot line Brainstorm Brainstorm Brainstorm idea idea your ideas your ideas your ideas Brainstorm idea idea your ideas
  5. 5. 1. Orientation Indicates time and setting and introduces the main characters. A gripping opening sentence is effective and essential.
  6. 6. 2. Main Body Consists of a number of paragraphs. This series of events contains the development of complication of the plot. These may lead to a climax or anti-climax.
  7. 7. 3. Development ofComplication Complications enhance the driving conflict of a piece of narrative fiction by raising the stakes or making the resolution harder to achieve. This extends and heightens dramatic tension to make stories more gripping.
  8. 8. 4. Climax or Anti-Climax Is the point of highest tension or drama or when the action starts in which the solution is given An anti-climax is where something which would appear to be difficult to solve in a plot is solved through something trivial.
  9. 9. 5. Resolution Where the plot is resolved. The conclusion of your narrative.
  10. 10. Types of Narratives Linear Narratives •Linear structures tell the story from beginning to end, moving through events in chronological order. Multi-Narratives •Multi-narratives tell the story through several points of view to give the reader a wide scope of opinions Fragmented Narratives •Fragmented narratives tell only part of the story, leaving the reader to work out unspoken details. Flashbacks •this structure is usually found within another structure to add depth and fuller understanding.
  11. 11. Narrative Style 1st, 2nd, 3rd Person, Alternating View Narrative •A narrator is, the non-fictional or fictional, personal or impersonal entity who tells the story to the audience. Omniscient Narrator •The role of the omniscient narrator is to chronicle the events of a story in an impartial way. He or she has full access to the events and dialogue occurring in the narrative, rendering his or her account the most complete and accurate. Point of View Characters •From whose perspective the story is viewed. Narrative Voice •The narrative voice describes how the story is conveyed (for example, by "viewing" a characters thought processes, by reading a letter written for someone, by a retelling of a characters experiences, etc.).
  12. 12. Tense Mostfictional narratives are written in past tense. The event has happened. Past Tense • At Football training last night he twisted his ankle and the trainer called for a doctor. Present Tense • At Football training he runs and twists his ankle. The trainer calls for a doctor immediately. Future Tense • The events of the plot are depicted as occurring soon or eventually.
  13. 13. Setting The setting includes the historical moment in time and geographic location in which a story takes place, and helps initiate the main backdrop and mood for a story Elements of setting may include culture, historical period, geography, and hour.
  14. 14. Characters These should be limited in number and thought thoughtfully described so that the reader can identify with them.
  15. 15. Dialogue Isoften used for effect, but it should be used thoughtfully and sparingly. Direct Speech-Quoted Speech •She said, “take your homework out please.” •“I hate homework” came a muttering from the students. Indirect Speech - Reported Speech •The teacher asked her students to get their homework out. •One of the student’s mentioned he hated homework.