Narrative Essay Presentation (MS Standard 3c)

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Narrative Essay:

Narrative Essay

Objectives:

Objectives 3c - The student will compose narrative text utilizing effective organization, transitions, vivid word choices, and specific supporting details, and containing multiple events. (DOK 3) 1) Stories or retellings 2) Narrative poems 3) Power Points 4) Plays 5) Biographies and autobiographies 6) Video narratives WS 3,9 SLS 4

Narrative Essay :

Narrative Essay As a mode of expository writing, the narrative approach, more than any other, offers writers a chance to think and write about themselves. We all have experiences lodged in our memories, which are worthy of sharing with readers. Yet sometimes they are so fused with other memories that a lot of the time spent in writing narrative is in the prewriting stage. When you write a narrative essay, you are telling a story. Narrative essays are told from a defined point of view, often the author's, so there is feeling as well as specific and often sensory details provided to get the reader involved in the elements and sequence of the story. The verbs are vivid and precise. The narrative essay makes a point and that point is often defined in the opening sentence, but can also be found as the last sentence in the opening paragraph.

Narrative Essay:

Narrative Essay Since a narrative relies on personal experiences, it often is in the form of a story. When the writer uses this technique, he or she must be sure to include all the conventions of storytelling: plot, character, setting, climax, and ending. It is usually filled with details that are carefully selected to explain, support, or embellish the story. All of the details relate to the main point the writer is attempting to make.

To summarize, the narrative essay :

To summarize, the narrative essay is told from a particular point of view makes and supports a point is filled with precise detail uses vivid verbs and modifiers uses conflict and sequence as does any story may use dialogue

Once an incident is chosen, the writer should keep three principles in mind.:

Once an incident is chosen, the writer should keep three principles in mind. Remember to involve readers in the story. It is much more interesting to actually recreate an incident for readers than to simply tell about it. Find a generalization, which the story supports. This is the only way the writer's personal experience will take on meaning for readers. This generalization does not have to encompass humanity as a whole; it can concern the writer, men, women, or children of various ages and backgrounds. Remember that although the main component of a narrative is the story, details must be carefully selected to support, explain, and enhance the story.

Conventions of Narrative Essays :

Conventions of Narrative Essays In writing your narrative essay, keep the following conventions in mind. Narratives are generally written in the first person, that is, using I. However, third person (he, she, or it) can also be used. Narratives rely on concrete, sensory details to convey their point. These details should create a unified, forceful effect, a dominant impression. More information on the use of specific details is available on another page. Narratives, as stories, should include these story conventions: a plot, including setting and characters; a climax; and an ending.

Here are some popular essay topic examples for your narrative essay type::

Here are some popular essay topic examples for your narrative essay type: First Day at School The Moment of Success A Memorable Journey The Biggest Misunderstanding The Difficult Decision The Trip of Your Dreams The Day You Decided to Change Your Life The essay topic you choose should be interesting and important to you , because the best essays are written on the topics that really matter to the writer.

Sample Essay:

Sample Essay I’ve made copies for everyone of a really well written narrative essay. Take any notes and underline any important things that I point out about the essay.

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