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?

 

Narratives

4A and 4B have been focussing on writing narratives.

A narrative is usually a fictional story and should include…

1. An introduction – This includes “who, what, where” information. Who is in the story? What is happening? Where is the story set?

2. A complication – Narratives usually have some kind of problem for the main characters.

3. A series of events – Several events happen in the story as the main character/s attempt to solve the problem.

4. A resolution – The complication is solved.

5. A conclusion – The narrative finishes with a concluding paragraph to sum up the story for the characters.

6. A Moral – Sometimes the characters in the narrative learn a lesson, or a moral, about life.

After completing some lessons on how to write a good narrative, students had to come up with ideas for their own story. For this task, everyone had to complete a narrative plan before beginning the writing process.

One of our main learning focuses was capturing the readers’ attention by writing an interesting introduction, or a “sizzling start”.

The students’ narratives aren’t complete yet, but here are some of the students’ narrative introductions.

What did you think of our narrative introductions?

What kind of stories do you like to write?

What tips do you have for other students who are writing narratives?