Narratives are always fun to write because they are a fiction text and you can use your imagination and create some interesting characters and new places. We have all been enjoying writing our narrative’s this term.
We began by looking at the structure of a narrative.
Orientation – which includes the who, what, when, where and why
Complication or Problem – every good story needs a problem to solve!
Series of events – at least 3 different events that occur where the character is trying to solve their problem.
Resolution- the problem is finally solved.
We then watched a clip of a student reading a very popular children’s book called the Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister so that we could see an example of how a narrative is structured.
We also looked at the type of words used in narratives so that the stories are interesting. These words are adjectives and they help describe people, places and events. Mrs Baldwin often says that when a good writer has include lots of adjectives, you can picture in your head what the characters and places look like. It is like a movie being played in your mind and the more adjectives that are used, the more interesting and entertaining the story is.
From there we have begun writing our own narratives. We have been making sure that we include lots of adjectives by using a list we have in our work books and our imagination.
Mrs Baldwin has been extremely impressed with the detailed orientations that have been written so far! We will have until the rest of the term to continue writing them along with the first part of Term 3.
Once the first draft has been edited and checked, we will be typing our stories on a Word Document and making them into a book using our own drawings. They will be professionally bound and will include a blurb on the back and also a recorded version of ourselves reading the story on a disc which will be attached to the book. We will then enter all our books into the Mayoral Make-A-Book Literacy Challenge 2014. Entries close Friday 29th of August!
What have you learnt about writing a Narrative?
What are you enjoying most about making your own book?
Have you entered in the Mayoral Make-A-Book Literacy Challenge before?