The Narration Pattern

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The Narration Pattern

  1. 1. The Narration Pattern
  2. 2. Narration <ul><li>A narrative is a story that explains or illustrates some point . </li></ul><ul><li>Like all good stories, a narrative should be captivating, have interesting details, and contain features like plot and setting. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Tell Your Story for a Reason <ul><li>Your story should have a specific purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to state your point in a clear thesis statement . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Details! <ul><li>Interesting & captivating stories usually include specific, descriptive details to make the story vivid. </li></ul><ul><li>Important details describe scenery, key people, and events. </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful not to give too many details; determine which details need emphasis. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Answer Questions <ul><li>To choose details, answer the standard questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? </li></ul><ul><li>Explaining the specifics of what happened gives readers all the significant details. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Write Dialogue <ul><li>Dialogue can be powerful in a story. </li></ul><ul><li>It can move a story forward, give pertinent information, or give insight into a character’s personality. </li></ul><ul><li>To review how to use dialogue, see the quotation section of the punctuation packet. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Organizing <ul><li>Chronological order arranges details in the order they occurred. </li></ul><ul><li>Or, to try something more interesting, tell events out of order. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Visualize <ul><li>It is often helpful to plan or pre-write your essay. </li></ul><ul><li>This help you write a more effective story. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Narrative Essay <ul><li>Most narratives involve a story about feelings or emotions. Write a paragraph about a time in your life when you experienced an emotion strongly. </li></ul><ul><li>Write about an event that you witnessed. Write the event from your point of view, and try to give as much detail as possible. </li></ul>

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