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

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