Writing a narrative

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Writing a narrative

  1. 1. Writing a Narrative<br />Exploring personal narration<br />
  2. 2. Narrative <br /><ul><li>A narrative is a personal story written to share a learning experience
  3. 3. Narratives are true experiences that include you in a story
  4. 4. Narratives come in many varieties, but the one we will write will share an experience that taught you a lesson</li></li></ul><li>Narrative<br />A narrative is<br /><ul><li>Typically a short story
  5. 5. Written to entertain the reader while teaching them a lesson
  6. 6. Written in chronological order</li></ul>A narrative is not<br /><ul><li>An entire life story
  7. 7. Written in third person point of view
  8. 8. A story that focuses on one event and one event only</li></li></ul><li>Narrative<br />Prewriting<br />
  9. 9. Prewriting a Narrative<br /><ul><li>Use your writing territories to help you find a topic
  10. 10. Select an experience that you remember well
  11. 11. Think about the lesson you learned (your story must contain a lesson)
  12. 12. If you are still having trouble coming up with ideas, use a memory box, old photos, souvenirs, or journals.</li></li></ul><li>Make a list of the 5 W’s (and H)<br /><ul><li>Who was in the experience
  13. 13. What happened
  14. 14. When did it happen
  15. 15. Where did it happen
  16. 16. Why did events happen
  17. 17. How did I change because of this event</li></ul>Prewriting a Narrative<br />
  18. 18. Prewriting a narrative<br /> Make sure to place things in chronological order, but don’t be stuck with the idea that you must “start” at the beginning.<br />
  19. 19. Prewriting a narrative<br /><ul><li>Gathering Sensory Details
  20. 20. Use the five senses
  21. 21. Answer these </li></ul> statements<br />
  22. 22. Prewriting a narrative<br /><ul><li>Using dialogue is important.
  23. 23. It can do several things:</li></li></ul><li>Narratives<br />Writing the lead and grabbing your reader’s attention<br />
  24. 24. Different ways to start<br />

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