Presentation on theme: "Narrative Writing. Writing to tell a story It usually entertains rather than informs. Events are usually told in chronological order. It contains."— Presentation transcript:
It usually entertains rather than informs. Events are usually told in chronological order. It contains the following elements: characters, settings, plots, and themes. It usually contains some of the following techniques: sensory details, strong verbs, thoughtshots, snapshots, dialogue, imagery, flashbacks/flash forwards.
My favorite subject in grade school The person I went to when I got hurt My first pet The chore I hated to do My first big trip or vacation My favorite room in the house The adult who took time to play with me
The fun thing we often did as a family My favorite thing to do on a summer day The person who helped me with homework The first thing I can remember wanting to be when I grew up My favorite thing to eat My favorite uncle or aunt
The first person of the opposite sex that I thought was cute The best Christmas present I ever got The friend who got me in trouble My favorite thing to do on a warm summer day My favorite place to hide during a storm The center of warmth in my life (a home, time of year, person, etc.)
Select your WARMEST memory and write a one-paragraph reflection.
Focuses and reflects upon the significance of a person, animal, place, or thing in the writer’s life. Uses memorable incidents or experiences involving the person, animal, place or thing to illustrate characteristics and the significance of the subject. Shares with the reader insights or wisdom gained by reexamining the person, animal, place or thing’s role in the writer’s life. Leaves the reader with one overall impression of the subject. Makes the person, place, animal, or object come alive for the reader Maintains first person point of view. Sometimes reveals “a universal nature” of the relationship.
1. Who is the memoir about? 2. What is the relationship between the subject and the writer? 3. What is the writer’s purpose? In other words, what does the writer want you to know about this relationship? What is the one impression that the writer wants you to have about his or her subject? Does the writer show you how important his or her subject is by using thoughtshots or by using descriptions or by using both? Explain. What are three specific memories the writer shares about subject with the reader? Where is the person now? What are the thoughts or feelings (insights) about this subject now?