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N ARRATIVE Personal and story writing
N ARRATIVE W RITING A Narrative is a STORY. Narrative ~ A fictional story you can make up all of the events. Personal Narrative~ A TRUE story about an event that happened in your life.
O RDER Beginning: Introduce characters, place Middle: Events happen (Rising Action) Use details Keep the events progressing forward (No two pages on how the dude made a sandwich). End: Result (Falling Action)
N ARRATIVE W RITING Tell a fictional story. Write the events in order. Remember your plot diagrams. You can do flashbacks. Paragraphs can be any size. INDENT! Still proper grammar, spelling and capitalization.
D IALOGUE Indent for each new speaker. Use quotation marks. Use commas inside the quotation marks, then who said the words.
“Wow,” Jim said as he walked down the eerie hallway to his destination. “I can’t believe it!” “Hey, wait up!” Joe yelled, as he saw his friends shadow disappear around the corner. Blah, blah, blah, blah Blah, blah Blah, blah Blah, Blah,blah Blah, blah Blah, blah Blah, blah Blah, blah Blah. “Relax bro,” Jim retorted.
B ACK AND F ORTH C ONVERSATION “Look at that,” Jim said. “I know,” whispered Joe. “How do you know?” “I just do.” “Yeah, right.” (You can stop using their names each time when they talk back and forth right away).
C ONTINUED T ALKING No Capital letter if you continue after you write: I said or Joe said “Sir,” I said to the officer, “the kid just broke his arm.”
N ARRATIVE V OCABULARY Cause and effect: Do something, something happens Chronological order: Events go in order of TIME
Flashback: Go back in time to explain an event or feeling Foreshadowing: Hints to future events Adjectives: Describe nouns Sensory language: See, hear, feel, taste, smell
F IGURATIVE L ANGUAGE Idiom: Piece of cake Personification: The wind was screaming… Oxymoron: Jumbo shrimp
F IGURATIVE L ANGUAGE Simile: She was like a tiger on the court. Metaphor: She was a tiger… Hyperbole: I am so hungry I could eat a horse. I am so tired I could die. Alliteration: Billy Bob bought a bright blue BMW.
P OINT OF V IEW First Person: Character is the narrator. Use “I” and “we” Second Person: When the narrator puts the reader in place of the main character. Uses “you” Third Person Limited: Only see the perspective of one character.
P OINT OF VIEW Third Person Omniscient: The narrator knows the thoughts of all characters. You see the story from many perspectives.
BALLAD Write a Ballad about 7 th grade survival in the style of “The Cremation of Sam McGee.” bal·lad / ˈ bal ə d/ Noun A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas. A slow sentimental or romantic song
T HE C REMATION OF S AM M C G EE The poem is about a freezing-cold winter trip in the Yukon, back in the days of the Klondike Gold Rush. The poem’s speaker tells us a story about his friend, Sam McGee, who freezes to death on the trail.Klondike Gold Rush Sam hates the cold and doesn’t want to be buried in the frozen ground. So, as his dying wish, he asks our speaker to cremate him (which is a fancy way of saying "burn his corpse"). The speaker promises he will, but it’s tough to find a way to do it in the dead of winter. He ends up having a lousy trip, carrying Sam’s frozen corpse until he finds a spot to burn Sam’s body.
C REMATION OF S AM M C G EE CONTINUED He starts to burn Sam, but is pretty grossed out by the whole thing. Then, when he goes to see if Sam is "cooked," he finds his friend alive and well and cozy! Apparently Sam just needed to defrost a little, and the raging fire did the trick.
S URVIVAL N ARRATIVE D ICE S TORY LOSTCHARACTERYOU HAVE NO____ In a forestDoctorWater At seaKidFood In a mallPolice OfficerBoat In a desertTeacherWay to make a fire In AlaskaU.S. MarineFlares FREE CHOICE
S URVIVAL IN THE W ILDERNESS N ARRATIVE RUBRIC RUBRIC Use all three sentences: Bold an example of each. Simple Compound Complex Adjectives Underline all the adjectives. Sensory Language – Touch, hear, see, taste, smell. Cause & Effect event Figurative Language: Highlight two on your final copy. Fill in pre-write story MAP 1 ½ pages type- FINAL COPY 14” font- double spaced Chronological Order Conversations