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Fictional Narrative Writing

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Personal Narrative Writing


http://www.greatsource.com/iwrite/students/s_fic_narr.html - Writing a Fictional Narrative 


http://www.slideshare.net/wiserjoe/narrative-writing-and-plot-notes - Narrative Writing & Elements of Plot Slideshow


http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/plot-diagram/ - Interactive Plot Diagram


http://alex.state.al.us/uploads/5106/N3.pdf- Narrative Writing Graphic Organizer


http://readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson116/NarrativeRubric.pdf - Narrative Writing Rubric


https://www.slideshare.net/mrswjohnston/narrative-powerpoint-1942813 - Fictional Narrative PPT



http://www.slideshare.net/bnspataro/elements-of-fiction-6839309?src=related_normal&rel=2053620 - Literary Elements Slideshow


http://www.slideshare.net/mrswjohnston/narrative-powerpoint-1942813 - Narrative Writing PPT\




Spooky Story Writing







Tips for writing narratives


Tips for Writing a Good Narrative


  1. Begin with a catchy hook…

    • Sometimes my imagination gets the best of me.

    • In my gymnastics career, fear is something I deal with every day.



  1. Have a clear thesis statement. It should be the last sentence of your first paragraph. (Your first paragraph should be short!)

    • I never thought I could switch gymnastic teams.

    • I didn’t know it, but today I was going to learn an important lesson.



  1. Separate events clearly into paragraphs

    • Divide the events by chronological order

    • When you change time or thought, start a new paragraph



  1. Beware of Sentence Structure

    • Write sentences that are clear and concise.

      • Sometimes I assume I can’t do something because my mind takes over.

      • Sometimes, my feelings engulf me and I think I can’t do something.

    • Try for some “sentence variety”

      • Start your sentence with an introductory phrase and comma: When I was young, After breakfast, Gently and carefully,

    • Combine sentences that are short to avoid repeating yourself

      • I have been able to conquer most of my fears. One fear was working on a 4-inch beam.

      • I have been able to conquer most of my fears, such as working on a 4-inch beam.


  1. Revise for Word Choice

    • Get rid of “dead” words

    • Use sophisticated words, but KNOW what they mean

    • Double check your verbs—use vibrant ones!

    • Include some dialogue!!



  1. Have a clear conclusion

    • Restate the words from the prompt in your conclusion

      • I don’t know why I thought I could not wakeboard.

      • This is a lesson I won’t soon forget.



  1. Bring back the hook to form a circle.

    • Sometimes I should listen to my imagination

    • I don’t know why I was so frightened of changing gyms.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfncmit2nb4 - Harry Potter Endings


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