Narrative Paragraph

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How to write a narrative paragraph

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Narrative Paragraph: 

Prof. C. Sarmiento English Class Narrative Paragraph

What is a narrative paragraph?: 

What is a narrative paragraph? A paragraph that narrates a story. The story usually features characters, settings, conflicts and contains a plot. A narrative paragraph has a topic sentence, supporting sentences and a concluding sentence.

Example of a narrative paragraph: 

Example of a narrative paragraph Yesterday evening I got home from work at 6 o'clock. My wife had prepared dinner which we ate immediately. After I had cleaned up the kitchen, we watched TV for about an hour. Then we got ready to go out with some friends. Our friends arrived at about 9 o'clock and we chatted for a while. Later we decided to visit a jazz club and listen to some music. We really enjoyed ourselves and stayed late. We finally left at one o'clock in the morning . T aken from: http://esl.about.com/od/writingabcs/a/writing_narrative_paragraphs.htm

How to write a narrative paragraph: 

How to write a narrative paragraph Make a list of topics that you would like to write about. Write no less than 5: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Write a topic sentence containing the topic you chose to write about: ________________________________

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Example: Make a list of topics that you would like to write about. Write no less than 5: 1. My first day of college 2. Graduation day 3. My first job interview 4. First day of work 5. Buying my first car Write a topic sentence containing the topic you chose to write about: I will never forget the day of my first job interview.

How to write a narrative paragraph: 

How to write a narrative paragraph Think about all the factors related to your story, such as: Who are the characters presented in the story? Where and when does the story take place? What problems arise during the story, if any, and if so between who or what were the problems?

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Example: Think about all the factors related to your story, such as: Who are the characters presented in a story ? Me, The Interviewer (Jerry) Where and when did the story take place? In San Juan about 8 years ago. What problems arise during the story, if any, and if so between who or what were the problems? Didn’t know where the place was, traffic jam.

How to write a narrative paragraph: 

How to write a narrative paragraph List the events in chronological order (from earliest to last) that happen in the story. Write no less than three, no more than 7. 1.____________________________________ 2.____________________________________ 3.____________________________________ 4.____________________________________ 5.____________________________________ 6.____________________________________ 7.____________________________________

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Example: List the events in chronological order (from earliest to last) that happen in the story. Write no less than three, no more than 7. 1. I got a call at about 12 pm telling me to meet in a tutoring center for a job interview at 5 pm. 2. I picked out my clothes and looked up directions for the place. 3. Drove towards the center but missed my exit and ended up caught in a traffic jam. 4.Arrived at the location 10 minutes before 5 pm. 5. Couldn’t find the exact location of the place. 6. Finally arrived and was interviewed by Jerry. 7.Got the job.

How to write a narrative paragraph: 

How to write a narrative paragraph Think about a sentence with which you want to conclude your narrative paragraph. This will become your concluding sentence. Concluding Sentence: ___________________________

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Example: Think about a sentence with which you want to conclude your narrative paragraph. This will become your concluding sentence. Concluding Sentence: In summary, after everything that happened during that day I finally got my first job.

How to write a narrative paragraph: 

How to write a narrative paragraph Make a first draft for your narrative paragraph. It should contain 1 topic sentence, 3 to 7 supporting details and a concluding sentence. Topic Sentence + Supporting Sentence 1 + Supporting Sentence 2 + Supporting Sentence 3 + Concluding Sentence

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Example: Make a first draft for your narrative paragraph. It should contain 1 topic sentence, 3 to 7 supporting details and a concluding sentence. I will never forget the day of my first job interview. I got a call at about 12 pm telling me to meet in a tutoring center for a job interview at 5 pm. I picked out my clothes and looked up directions for the place. Drove towards the center but missed my exit and ended up caught in a traffic jam. Arrived at the location 10 minutes before 5 pm. Couldn’t find the exact location of the place. Finally arrived and was interviewed by Jerry. Got the job. In summary, after everything that happened during that day I finally got my first job.

How to write a narrative paragraph: 

How to write a narrative paragraph Before writing the final draft of the paragraph, read the following transitional words and use and apply accordingly in order to make your paragraph clearer and more coherent. Transitional words for the supporting sentences: After, Afterward, As soon, Before, Finally, Later, Now, Not Long After, Until, When, While, One day, Subsequently, First, Second, Meanwhile, Immediately, Soon, Yesterday, Tomorrow, Once, In the meantime Transitional words for concluding sentence: in summary, all in all, thus, to sum up, overall, then, to summarize, on the whole, therefore , in conclusion, in a word , in sum, altogether , in short

How to write a narrative paragraph: 

How to write a narrative paragraph Now edit, revise and write the final version of the narrative paragraph. Remember to include a title and to use indentation. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Example: Now edit, revise and write the final version of the narrative paragraph. Remember to include a title and to use indentation. My First Job Interview I will never forget the day of my first job interview. First , I got a call at about 12 pm telling me to meet in a tutoring center for a job interview at 5 pm. Immediately , I picked out my clothes and looked up directions for the place . After that , I drove towards the center but missed my exit and ended up caught in a traffic jam. Subsequently , I arrived at the location 10 minutes before 5 pm but I couldn’t find the exact location of the place. Finally , I found the place and I was interviewed by a man called Jerry . In short , after everything that happened during that day, I finally got my first job.