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Classroom ready! Beautifully designed presentation which includes the academic vocabulary for writing a narrative. Common Core Standards covered: R.L.4 RI.4. W.S.3a.b.c.d.4. S.L.2.5.6. L.4.a.b.c.d. Even if you are not using the CCSS, this presentation is perfect for teaching narrative, as well as story writing for the secondary grades. Vocabulary practice is also included to help solidify understanding and knowledge of each of the terms. Includes -- 11+ important vocabulary terms! -- Definitions for each term -- Explanations of importance for each of the terms -- Beautifully designed to draw in your student's attention -- Where to find more free lesson plans and teacher resources are identified in the presentation -- Where to locate other published writing curriculum's identified where all work is done for you! -- Saves you planning time as well as provides all the knowledge needed to teach writing in your classroom! Download, then favorite the presentation and follow us as I continue to add more great resources to make your life easier. We are, your one stop for everything secondary English Language Arts!

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  • 1. Academic Vocabulary For Narrative Writing CCSS: R.L.4 RI.4. W.S.3a.b.c.d.4. S.L.2.5.6. L.4.a.b.c.d.
  • 3. Prepare Your Notes TOPIC: Narrative Writing Academic Vocabulary Essential Question: What vocabulary do I need to know to write an effective Narrative? There are 10+1(3) terms
  • 4. NARRATIVE A Narrative is a story that conveys real or imagined experiences that uses TIME as its DEEP structure
  • 5. SEQUENCE OF EVENTS A Sequence of Events is the specific order in which actions occur. First Add First Event Add details Second Event Details Third Event Details Fourth Event Details Last Final Event Tie up all events into a conclusion
  • 6. THEME The Theme is a common thread or repeated idea that is incorporated throughout a literary work. A theme is a thought or idea the author presents to the reader that can be deep, difficult to understand, or even moralistic, or it can be simple and inspiring. Narratives can have major and minor themes and can develop and change throughout the prose. Theme has sometimes been called the moral of the story
  • 7. THEME, continued Examples of major themes include: Enduring and unending love Kindness is always best and will win in the end Crime does not pay Man against nature Sacrifices bring rewards Love conquers all The importance of family People have the same needs Winning isnt winning if it costs someone else Be the best that you can be A love unrequited or a love gone wrong for example broken hearted Money, power & greed are the root of all evil
  • 8. Voice Voice is the authors distinctive literary style, basic vision and general attitude toward the world. It can include the point of view in which the author tells the story, for example First Person or Third Person Omniscient.
  • 9. Audience Audience is who the story is written for. Who will be reading your story? Why is this important? A story written for a 6-year-old reader will be much different than one written for an advanced literature class. Must be decided on in the early stage of pre-writing.
  • 10. Purpose Purpose is the reason for what you are writing. If you have a focused purpose, your writing will have more meaning for your reader and keep their attention throughout your narrative.
  • 11. Character Character is a person or personality who is responsible for the thoughts and actions within a story, poem, or other literature The development of great characters is extremely important because they are the medium that your readers interact with.
  • 12. Anecdote An Anecdote is a story or tale that relates a personal experience. These help a reader relate to what you are saying and help explain feelings or thoughts of the character.
  • 13. Foreshadowing Foreshadowing is a hint of what will happen in the future. Foreshadowing helps keep your readers interested and guessing, making inferences and involvedas long as you dont give too much away!
  • 14. Dialogue Dialogue is when your characters speak. Always in quotes, and always starting a new paragraph each and EVERY time a different reader speakseven if they only speak one word. You mean I HAVE to start a new paragraph even if someone only says one word? asked Kelly. Yes, answered Casey. Every time, really? Absolutely!
  • 15. Sensory Details, Descriptive and Figurative Language These are all different ways to enhance your writing, adding flair and interest. For example, you can brighten your words by adding descriptions and imagery (painting pictures using words). I ate pizza. (boring!) I nabbed a delicious slice of fresh, hot pizza with the cheese oozing off the side and popped it into my mouth, savoring the delicious aroma and tantalizing taste. (Can you see, smell and taste it now?)
  • 16. NOW -- Practice Your Words to show understanding Develop a Word Web of each term that incorporates: definition, sentence use, illustration, and example . Partner up. Have your partner read you a word, and you explain to them what it means. Provide an example of each word in a new document. Write a few paragraphs explaining how you will use these words to enhance your writing. Incorporate technology by making a video explaining each word.
  • 17. Some definitions provided by: "All American: Glossary of Literary Terms." Glossary of Literary Terms. University of North Carolina at Pembroke, n.d. Web. 18 June 2014. .
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