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Ch 31: NES Middle Grades ELA: Narrative Writing

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Use this chapter and its fun video lessons to develop your knowledge of narrative writing techniques. Take the self-assessment quizzes in advance of sitting for the NES Middle Grades ELA examination.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Narrative Writing - Chapter Summary

When you review this chapter, you can recall the characteristics of narrative essays and go over the rules for using transitions. The video lessons focus on the characters, plot and setting of narratives. They also discuss the use of similes, metaphors, imagery, personification and hyperbole. Watch the video lessons in order to:

  • Describe different types of narrative writing and techniques
  • Provide examples of narrative hooks and narrative essays
  • Examine frame narratives
  • Understand the importance of pacing and reflection
  • Explore the use of transitions in stories
  • Gather tips for concluding a narrative

Look to these lessons if you need to expand your narrative writing skills before you sit for the NES Middle Grades ELA examination. Learn from experienced instructors and experts who provide interactive assistance. The videos are brief and can be accessed online at any time. When you reach the end of a lesson, test your knowledge by taking its accompanying quiz.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Narrative Writing Chapter Objectives

Narrative writing topics can be found on the English Language Conventions, Composition, Writing Process and Research content domain of the NES Middle Grades ELA examination. The domain is worth 15% of the whole score. Answer the assessment's 150 multiple-choice questions as you seek to qualify for an English Language Arts teaching certification. There is a three-hour time limit on the computer-administered examination.

8 Lessons in Chapter 31: NES Middle Grades ELA: Narrative Writing
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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.

Concluding Your Narrative with Reflection

8. 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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