Characteristics of narration

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For grades eight or nine. Gives a brief overview of the characteristics of narration and has a super Youtube video from Flocabulary [http://www.youtube.com/user/FlocabularyYT} which definitely appeals to young learners.

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Characteristics of narration

  1. 1.  Characteristics of Good  Narration
  2. 2. PLOT the sequence of events that take place in a story
  3. 3. SETTING the time and place in which the events of a story take place
  4. 4. CHARACTERIZATION the methods used to present the personality of a character in a narrative Direct: the author describes the character Indirect: the reader judges what the character is like based on what they say or do, or what other characters say about them.
  5. 5. ATMOSPHERE the general mood or feeling established in a piece of literature (created through word choice and pacing) Word Choice: the author uses words that make the reader feel a certain way Pacing: the author controls the speed at which we read through sentence length, punctuation, repetition of words and other techniques.
  6. 6. POINT OF VIEW who is narrating the story First person: the narrator uses "I" to tell the action, and is involved in the story Third person: the story is told from a perspective outside the story (characters are referred to by name, or as “he”, “she”, “they”)
  7. 7. CONFLICT  the central problem that drives the action of a story Internal: The conflict happens in a character's mind External: The conflict happens between characters, or between a character and some outside force, like nature.

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