Why do we tell stories? What makes a story interesting?
A Personal Narrative…A personal • Tells a story of theNarrative…a author • Relates events in sequence...
Story…• Your story should have all of the elements of a plot – Exposition – Rising action – Climax – Falling action ...
Sequence… Your plot should follow chronological order • Avoid skipping around– it confuses the reader • Flashback...
Details… Your details should answer the 5 W’s and H: • Who? • What? • Where? • When? • Why? • How?
Sensory Details…Details should incorporate the 5 senses in order to make the reader feel like they are experiencing the st...
Touch
SOUND
taste
smell
sight
Conflict & Tension…• Every good story has a protagonist (main character) with a problem to overcome.• The story is built...
Purpose… Your story should have a purpose: • Persuade • Inform • Entertain
Narrative Essay Intro
Narrative Essay Intro
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Narrative Essay Intro

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Why do we tell stories? What makes a story interesting?
  • 2. A Personal Narrative…A personal • Tells a story of theNarrative…a author • Relates events in sequence • Includes detailed observation of people, places and events • Involves conflict and tension • Has a purpose
  • 3. Story…• Your story should have all of the elements of a plot – Exposition – Rising action – Climax – Falling action – Resolution
  • 4. Sequence… Your plot should follow chronological order • Avoid skipping around– it confuses the reader • Flashbacks should be used carefully
  • 5. Details… Your details should answer the 5 W’s and H: • Who? • What? • Where? • When? • Why? • How?
  • 6. Sensory Details…Details should incorporate the 5 senses in order to make the reader feel like they are experiencing the story with the author.
  • 7. Touch
  • 8. SOUND
  • 9. taste
  • 10. smell
  • 11. sight
  • 12. Conflict & Tension…• Every good story has a protagonist (main character) with a problem to overcome.• The story is built on that character’s journey to overcome the conflict.
  • 13. Purpose… Your story should have a purpose: • Persuade • Inform • Entertain