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11th Grade English: Narrative Writing - Chapter Summary
High school students need to read and understand a great deal of information both before they graduate and as they move on in college or the professional world. This chapter provides students with focused training on developing their narrative writing skills.
Instead of an endless chapter of information, the chapter has been divided into short, individualized lessons. Students have the option to review all of the lessons in order, but they can also pick and choose lesson topics in which they need the most assistance. The chapter menu provides a list of all lessons available, and since each lesson is only focused on a single topic, students can easily find what they need. After completing this chapter, students will be ready to:
- Define narrative writing and describe the various types
- Cite a number of narrative techniques in writing
- Give an overview of frame narratives
- Understand how to engage readers in narrative writing
- Explain multiple plot lines and sequencing events
- Revise and strengthen their narrative writing
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.
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.
3. 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.
4. How to Engage Readers in Narrative Writing
What is the most engaging story you've ever read or heard? What makes a story engaging? In this lesson, we will break down the art of narrative writing and learn how to engage our readers using different strategies and techniques.
5. Multiple Plot Lines in Narrative Writing
Writing a story requires an understanding of how the elements of the plot fit together chronologically. Some stories have multiple plot lines, which makes the process more complex. This lesson with help explain how multiple plot lines work in narratives.
6. Sequencing Events in Narrative Writing
The lesson examines types of narrative structures in fiction and how they're used to sequence the events in a story. We'll learn about exposition, climax, denouement, and other plot elements, through examples from Lois Lowry's ''The Giver'' (1993).
7. Revising & Strengthening Narrative Writing
Everybody loves a good story! Most people are natural story tellers, so narrative writing is simply a matter of getting our stories on paper. This lesson focuses on planning, writing, and revising narrative writing.
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