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


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Which of the following is NOT a requirement for narrative writing?

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1. Which of the following is an example of nonfiction as narrative writing?

2. Why is conflict so important to a story?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the characteristics of narrative writing. The topics you'll be assessed on include the requirements of narrative writing as well as several fiction and nonfiction types of narrative writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these writing assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Requirements of narrative writing
  • Narrative writing exemplified in nonfiction
  • Importance of conflict to a story
  • Types and elements of narrative writing

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics and types of narrative writing
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as plot and conflict
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the requirements for narrative writing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify what element of narrative writing is missing from an example

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson called What is Narrative Writing: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples. The following objectives are covered in this lesson:

  • Describe narrative writing
  • Differentiate between fiction and nonfiction
  • List and give examples of five characteristics of narrative writing
  • Name five types of narrative writing and explain an example of each type