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Narrative Writing - Chapter Summary
Every form of writing requires different elements, and high school students will need to have a clear understanding of the purpose for each type of writing. These lessons provide an explanation about narrative writing, including its key characteristics and tips on how to approach this type of writing.
Students who have a difficult time paying attention in class may benefit from this particular learning resource. For one thing, the chapter is self-paced, allowing students to examine the lessons in their own time, and re-examine the materials as much as needed. Each lesson is also short in duration, which can help students stay focused. Many of the lessons on the site offer a video component, and the video lessons include the instructor discussing the information while visual graphics, words, and cartoon animations appear on screen to reinforce the lesson materials. At the end of this chapter, students will have learned how to do the following:
- Explain the definition and characteristics of narrative essays
- Point out the hook of narrative essays and its purpose
- Use techniques of reflection, description, pacing, and dialogue
- Incorporate sensory language and descriptive details
- Use reflection to conclude a narrative
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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!
4. 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.
5. 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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- 9th Grade English: Literary Terms & Devices
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- Novel Exemplars: Night & Animal Farm
- Drama: To Kill a Mockingbird & Romeo and Juliet
- Poetry: Hope is the Thing with Feathers, The Raven & In Just
- Nonfiction Texts: Gettysburg Address & Washington's Farewell
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- 9th Grade English: Argumentative Reading & Writing
- 9th Grade English: Informative & Technical Writing
- 9th Grade English: The Writing Process
- 9th Grade English: Research Skills
- 9th Grade English: Speaking & Listening Skills