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A powerpoint used to for the measurement topic - understands how to engage and orient the reader by establishing a context & introducing a narrator and/or characters. This covers the level 2 requirements.

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Introducing Narrator and Establishing Context

  1. 1. INTRODUCING A NARRATOR & ESTABLISHING CONTEXT English I Hall Dale High School Narration Unit Wednesday, January 5, 14
  2. 2. WHAT IS A NARRATOR? The person telling the story (not the same as the author - they wrote the story) Types of Narrator: First Person (“I” form, usually a character) Second Person (speaks in “you” form, rare) Third Person (is an “observer” to the story) http://academic.reed.edu/english/courses/analyzinglit/narrator.html Wednesday, January 5, 14
  3. 3. WHAT IS A NARRATOR... ETC. Third Person sub-forms: Omniscient: able to tell what all the characters are thinking Focalized: through a particular character - the narrator tells us how that character sees the world http://academic.reed.edu/english/courses/analyzinglit/narrator.html Wednesday, January 5, 14
  4. 4. WHAT IS CONTEXT? Context: makes understanding possible in a story you are writing for an audience and they need to understand what’s going on Writing is not speech transferred to page, it is more complex and needs more detail for it to be understood http://webs.ashlandctc.org/jnapora/hum-faculty/syllabi/context%20examples.htm Wednesday, January 5, 14
  5. 5. WHAT IS ORIENTATION? Think of orientation as the exposition of the story Orientation = Exposition = Introduction (characters, setting and time of the story are established) Orientation hooks your reader and introduces them to the basic premise of the story Wednesday, January 5, 14
  6. 6. DIALOGUE...THE BASICS Dialogue is when a character speaks, typically to another character Basic Dialogue Rules: 1. Each speaker gets his/her own paragraph (a return and indent). 2. Use some attributions, such as ‘he said’, but not too often. The reader show always be able to tell who’s speaking. 3. Always use a comma after attributions (He said,) when introducing a quote. http://webs.anokaramsey.edu/wrobel/1121/Course%20Materials/Exercises/basic_dialogue_format_for_narrat.htm Wednesday, January 5, 14
  7. 7. ENGAGEMENT Hook: get their attention from the beginning - but make sure to keep it throughout Be interested in what you write about... Readers will easily get disinterested if your writing reflects your disinterest Tips: make sure your first few paragraphs have little to no errors and include lots of detail! http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/grammar-rules-and-tips/writing-advice-and-tips-on-how-to-engagethe-reader.html Wednesday, January 5, 14
  8. 8. LINKS USED http://academic.reed.edu/english/courses/analyzinglit/narrator.html http://webs.ashlandctc.org/jnapora/hum-faculty/syllabi/context%20examples.htm http://webs.anokaramsey.edu/wrobel/1121/Course%20Materials/Exercises/ basic_dialogue_format_for_narrat.htm http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/grammar-rules-and-tips/writing-advice-and-tips-on-how-to-engagethe-reader.html Wednesday, January 5, 14

A powerpoint used to for the measurement topic - understands how to engage and orient the reader by establishing a context & introducing a narrator and/or characters. This covers the level 2 requirements.

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