Fun With Fictional Narratives!

We have been studying fictional narratives in class.

A fictional narrative is a made up story. Students really get to demonstrate their creativity when writing fictional narratives, so it is a lot of fun!

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We spent last week “immersing” ourselves in fictional narratives to investigate the key elements of a well written story.

We focussed on:

  • The structure of a fictional narrative
  • Thinking of ideas to form a quality narrative
  • Character development.

Narratives can be structured in different ways, but we identified the typical organisation of a fictional narrative:

  • Beginning (introduce the main character/s, describe the setting)
  • Middle – part one (complication)
  • Middle – part two (series of events that occur as a result of the complication)
  • Ending (complication is resolved).

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We read a variety of picture story books which are good examples of narratives. Below are some examples of quality narratives that follow the typical structure we are using for our own fictional narratives.


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We are also aiming to include some interesting vocabulary in our narratives. We have discussed how the following things can really enhance a story:

  • Interesting nouns
  • Adjectives
  • Verbs
  • Adverbs
  • Sensory details
  • “Show me, don’t tell me” strategy.

Everyone in 3/4C is doing a great job drafting their narratives! Once the drafts are complete, students will revise and edit, and then publish on their iPads! Miss Jordan can’t wait to see how all of the students’ narratives turn out!

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What is your fictional narrative about?

What kinds of narratives do you like to write?

What kinds of narratives do you like to read?

How have your fictional narrative writing skills improved?

 

Writing Fictional Narratives

We have been studying fictional narratives in class.

A fictional narrative is a made up story. Last term we wrote personal narratives, which are about real-life memories. Although our fictional narratives are generally not based on real experiences, students are able to adopt some of the same writing strategies in both forms of narrative writing.

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We spent the first week of this term “immersing” ourselves in fictional narratives to investigate the key elements of a well written narrative.

We focussed on:

  • The structure of a fictional narrative
  • Developing ideas to form a quality narrative
  • Character development

Narratives can be structured in different ways, but we identified the typical organisation of a fictional narrative:

  • Beginning (introduce the main character/s, describe the setting)
  • Middle – part one (complication)
  • Middle – part two (series of events that occur as a result of the complication)
  • Ending (complication is resolved).

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We read a variety of picture story books which are good examples of narratives. These included Stellaluna by Jannel Cannon, A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon and My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco.

You can listen to these stories below.

 

 

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What is your fictional narrative about?

What kinds of narratives do you like to write?

What kinds of narratives do you like to read?

How have your fictional narrative writing skills improved?