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1 Narrative Essay Mrs.Narasimhalu

2 What is a Narrative ? The most important thing to remember about a narrative essay is that it tells a story. It can be a short story, a novel, a drama, or a narrative poem. The author may write about an experience or event from his or her past something that happened to somebody else, such as a friend, parent or a grandparent a recent or an ongoing experience or event

3 What is a plot Plot is what happens in a story. Plot consists of a series of related episodes, one growing out of another.The parts of the plot act like the building blocks in a story.

4 What are the parts of the plot?
Conflict or Problem Rising action Climax Falling action Resolution or conclusion

5 Introduce the problem The protagonist and antagonist characters are introduced. This is where the reader finds out about the conflict or a problem in the story. The major character must face obstacles to solving his or her problem.

6 Problem or Conflict

7 Conflict Conflict is a struggle between opposing forces
Every plot must contain some kind of conflict Stories can have more than one conflict Conflicts can be external or internal External conflict- outside force may be person, group, animal, nature, or a nonhuman obstacle Internal conflict- takes place in a character’s mind

8 Concept Attainment Lesson
Keep your ideas to yourself until I ask you to share. Figure out what these images represent.

9 This is an Example

10 This is NOT an Example

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17 These are Examples

18 These are NOT Examples

19 Do you have any ideas? Don’t say anything, yet.
Write down your idea on your paper. If you don’t have any ideas, write “I don’t know.”

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31 Have you changed your idea?
Share your idea with a partner. Tell your partner the reasons why you have idea about the concept you have decided upon.

32 These are Examples

33 These are NOT Examples

34 What is this concept?

35 Conflict Occurs in a story, novel, or a play
Main character is challenged some person or force Main character is fighting with himself in his/her mind

36 Graphic Organizer Model for Notes
Fiction Cartoons, School of Rock Comic Books Term: Example from literature: Example from Real Life: Not real; the events in the story didn’t really happen; the characters in the story are not real people Definition: Draw a picture: Hatchet Harry Potter

37 Types of Conflicts External Conflicts Internal Conflicts
Person vs. Person Person vs. Nature Person vs. Society Person vs. Supernatural Person Vs. Technology Internal Conflicts Person vs. Self

38 External Conflicts Person vs. Person

39 External Conflicts Person vs. Nature

40 External Conflicts Person vs. Society

41 External Conflicts Person vs. Supernatural

42 External Conflicts Person vs. Technology

43 Internal Conflicts Person vs. Self

44 Conflict

45 Series of events or Rising action
A series of events takes place that makes it very hard for the character to get what he or she wants. Conflict builds as the major character faces obstacles to solving his or her problem. Each new obstacle complicates the conflict and helps build to the story’s climax.

46 Series of events or Rising action

47 Climax The climax is the story’s most emotional or suspenseful moment.
This is the point at which the conflict is decided one way or another. Reader’s curiosity is at it’s highest at the story’s climax. Make your reader wonder, “How is this going to turn out?”

48 Climax

49 Resolution or Conclusion
The resolution is the last part of the story. It is also called conclusion. This is where the loose ends of the plot are tied up and the story is closed.

50 Resolution or Conclusion

51 Diagram of a plot Climax Series of events/ Rising Action
Resolution/ Denouement Basic situation

52 It’s time to get started……..
Remember that your plot needs to have a beginning conflict rising action a climax resolution

53 The view A story’s point of view depends upon who is narrating, or telling the story. Many effective short stories use the first-person or the third person limited point of view. Choose the first-person point of view if you want readers to put themselves into the story, as if they are the major character. Choose the third-person limited point of view if you want readers to experience the story from a distance, as if they are simply watching the major character.

54 Developing a character
Step1: Ask yourself, “What does this character look like?” List details about appearance such as the character’s skin and hair color, height, weight, and style of clothing. Step2: Ask yourself:”What does the reader need to know about this character?”List important facts such as the character’s age, place of residence, and family background.

55 Developing a character
Step3: Ask yourself, “What is this character’s personality like?” Is the character quiet? Sociable? A bully? A good student?What does the character like to do? Step4: Is the character round, flat, dynamic, static? How are you going to show how the character is dynamic or static?

56 Planning a story’s setting
The setting is where and when the story takes place. It can be a kitchen at night or a soccer field on a Friday evening. It can be the present, the past and the future. Include details about the weather, calendar events, or times of the day in your setting. Use sensory details(tastes, feelings, smells, sights, and sounds) to describe or show your setting.

57 As you write your story…..
Use specific narrative action, such as movements, gestures, and facial expression, to tell exactly what your characters are doing and to show their personalities or attitudes. Make sure that all of the action in your story builds to a climax of suspense.

58 End Your story’s ending should not be just tacked on. It should follow naturally from the story’s events. The problem introduced at the beginning of the story should be resolved. Your story’s outcome can be happy or sad, but make sure that it is believable. Include evidence to show that your character is round, flat, static, or dynamic.

59 End

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