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Narrative Writing: An Autobiographical Incident By J. Thompson.

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1 Narrative Writing: An Autobiographical Incident By J. Thompson

2 What is narrative writing? It tells a story. It has the elements of a short story: -Character - Plot -Setting - Theme

3 What is narrative writing? (Continued) It has a beginning, middle, and end. It tells the order in which events take place. It is told from a particular point of view.

4 What is an autobiographical incident? It is a type of narrative writing. It tells a story about an event in a persons life. It is written from events in the persons memory. It expresses the persons thoughts and feelings.

5 Can you predict the outcome of a story? The Day That Wasnt My alarm clock went off, and I jumped out of bed. I had set it the night before to make sure that I wouldnt oversleep. Boy, was I excited! This was the first day of school, and I couldnt wait to go back! I was anxious to see my old friends and to show off my new school clothes. I took a shower and got dressed. I put on my new Wilson Melissa shoes, my Angel shirt, and my new Mudd jeans. Then, I brushed my teeth, combed my hair, and put on my jewelry. I checked myself out in the floor length mirror. Nice, I said to myself.I gathered all of my school supplies-binder,paper, pencils, pens, single subject notebooks-and put them in my book bag.

6 The Day That Wasnt (Continued) Finally, I went downstairs to eat breakfast. I only wanted a bowl of cereal and a glass of juice.I was too excited to eat anything else. When I went into the kitchen with my book bag on my back, my mom had a strange look on her face. (At this time, I will ask my classmates to predict the outcome of this story. After they make their predictions, I will read the rest of the story.)

7 Works Cited Kinneary, James and John Warriner. Elements of Writing. Texas: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, I obtained information about narrative writing. Royster, Joyce and Mark Lester,. Writers Choice. New York: Glencoe/McGrawHill, I obtained information about narrative writing. I retrieved clip art form this website. I retrieved information about narrative writing from this website.


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