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Narrative Stories

  1. 1. Narrative Stories<br />
  2. 2. Types of Narrative Stories<br />Myths<br />Legends<br />Fantasies<br />Adventures<br />Remember, to narrate a story means to tell it in detail<br />
  3. 3. Myths<br />What makes up a myth?<br />Usually historical<br />Religion-Based<br />Fabricated or stretched<br />Myths you may know: <br />Noah’s Ark<br />
  4. 4. Legends<br />What makes up a legend?<br />Story from the past<br />Unverifiable<br />Legends you may know:<br />Robin Hood<br />King Arthur<br />
  5. 5. Fantasies<br />What makes up a fantasy?<br />Non-realistic<br />Out-of-World<br />Fantasies you may know:<br />Harry Potter<br />The Wizard of Oz<br />
  6. 6. Adventures<br />What makes up on adventure?<br />Exciting<br />Dangerous<br />Hero’s<br />Adventures you may know:<br />Indiana Jones<br />
  7. 7. Requirements and Tools for Writing a Narrative Story<br />
  8. 8. Tools<br />Paper and Pencil <br />First draft only<br />Peer editor<br />Read peers paper <br />Give feedback <br />Positive & Negative<br />Computer<br />Final draft will be typed<br />
  9. 9. Requirements<br />All of the following are included:<br />Setting<br />Characters<br />Theme<br />Plot<br />They must relate to each other!<br />
  10. 10. Setting<br />What is setting?<br />Surroundings and environment of story<br />What is it’s purpose?<br />To set the scene <br />Location and time period<br />
  11. 11. Characters<br />What are characters?<br />People who act out the story<br />What are the types of characters?<br />Main characters<br />Who the story revolves around<br />Helping characters<br />Play important, but not focal points <br />
  12. 12. Theme<br />What is theme?<br />The main idea of the story<br />There may be more than one<br />What are examples of theme?<br />Death<br />Love<br />Revenge<br />
  13. 13. Plot<br />What is plot?<br />The storyline or plan of the story<br />What are examples of plot?<br />Man who escaped from giant creature<br />Girl who was haunted by friendly ghosts<br />Dog who needs to find his way home<br />
  14. 14. Tips to Get Started<br />Think of a favorite story<br />Apply it to one of the categories<br />Myth, Legend, Fantasy, Adventure<br />Use your imagination!<br />Have an open mind!<br />
  15. 15. Double Checking!<br />Which category describes your story?<br />Do you have all the literary components?<br />Setting, plot, characters, & theme<br />
  16. 16. Writing Process<br />Story must be typed, 12 point font, double spaced<br />Paragraph format<br />Introduction & Conclusion<br />Minimum 1 page<br />Maximum 2 pages<br />
  17. 17. Works Cited<br />Merriam Webster Online. (n.d.). Retrieved October 1, 2009, from Merriam Webster website: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/narrated <br />Merriam Webster Online. (n.d.). Retrieved October 1, 2009, from Merriam Webster website: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myth<br />Merriam Webster Online. (n.d.). Retrieved October 1, 2009, from Merriam Webster website: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legend <br />Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia. (n.d.). Retrieved October 1, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Legend<br /> <br />Merriam Webster Online. (n.d.). Retrieved October 1, 2009, from Merriam Webster website: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fantasy <br />Dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved October 1, 2009, from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ adventure+  <br />The Difference Between Myths and Legends. (n.d.). About.com. Retrieved October 1, 2009, from http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/grecoromanmyth1/a/mythslegends.htm <br />Dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved October 1, 2009, from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ settinghttp://fictionwriting.about.com/od/glossary/g/theme.htm<br />Dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved October 1, 2009, from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ plot<br />Clipart from Microsoft.<br />

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