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Ch 42: NES ELA: Narrative Writing Strategies

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Strengthen your comprehension of narrative writing strategies by reviewing the engaging lessons in this chapter. Self-assessment quizzes are available to test that comprehension as you study for the NES English Language Arts assessment.

NES ELA: Narrative Writing Strategies - Chapter Summary

Improve your ability to answer questions related to narrative writing strategies on the NES English Language Arts assessment. After reviewing the lessons, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Define and identify the types and characteristics of narrative writing
  • Explain types of narrative techniques in writing
  • Discuss the narrative hook, frame narrative and narrative essay
  • Provide information about dialogue, pacing and other narrative techniques
  • Examine how transitions show shifts, sequence and relationships in writing
  • Use descriptive details and sensory language in writing
  • Conclude a narrative with reflection

The lessons in this chapter are short, averaging 10 minutes apiece. Accessing expert instruction through these videos helps you condense weeks of material and makes your exam preparations efficient and effective.

NES ELA: Narrative Writing Strategies Objectives

The National Evaluation Series (NES) English Language Arts assessment is designed to help educators across the country fulfill their state's educator certification requirements. Successfully earning a minimum passing score of 220 (or 236 in Oregon) enables teachers to educate students on ELA in secondary-level classrooms.

The test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and is taken on a computer. You can use the self-assessment quizzes in this chapter to practice answering questions that are similar in format and content to those on the exam. The topics covered in this chapter are found in the modes of writing content domain of the assessment, which constitutes about 23% of the total test.

9 Lessons in Chapter 42: NES ELA: Narrative Writing Strategies
What is Narrative Writing? - Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

1. What is Narrative Writing? - Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what makes a piece of writing a narrative. Examples are also given to illustrate the specific types of narrative writing.

Narrative Techniques in Writing: Definition, Types & Examples

2. Narrative Techniques in Writing: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, we will examine various types of narrative techniques in writing, as well as examples of the literary techniques relevant to style, plot, and perspective/point of view.

What is a Narrative Hook? - Definition & Examples

3. What is a Narrative Hook? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in understanding components of narrative hooks found in literature and how they can be applied to your writing. Learn more about narrative hooks, and test your understanding through a quiz.

Frame Narrative: Definition & Overview

4. Frame Narrative: Definition & Overview

Frame narratives are one of the oldest literary techniques used by writers. They put an interesting spin on traditional plot structure and serve to grab the spectators' attention by pulling them into the story.

Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

5. Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

Essays come in many forms. In this lesson, you'll learn all about a narrative essay, from its basic definition to the key characteristics that make for an engaging and effective essay.

Narrative Techniques: Dialogue, Pacing, Description & Reflection

6. Narrative Techniques: Dialogue, Pacing, Description & Reflection

Here is a toolkit of techniques to engage your audience and keep them reading, including dialogue, pacing, description and reflection. Try some of these in your next narrative essay!

How Transitions Show Shifts, Sequence & Relationships in Your Writing

7. How Transitions Show Shifts, Sequence & Relationships in Your Writing

When you write just about any kind of paper, whether it's story writing or essay writing, use transitions to help your reader make connections and move easily through your paper. Here are some specific ways to use transitions.

How to Use Descriptive Details & Sensory Language in Your Writing

8. How to Use Descriptive Details & Sensory Language in Your Writing

When you write a narrative, you can draw your reader into your experiences by adding specific, concrete details to your storytelling. This lesson tells you exactly how to do it.

Concluding Your Narrative with Reflection

9. Concluding Your Narrative with Reflection

Sometimes, after telling a story in our narrative essays, we need a little something more in the conclusion to help the reader understand our meaning. Personal reflections do this.

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