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 begun writing our own narratives. We made sure that we included lots of adjectives by using a list that we have in our work books and our imagination. Once the first drafts were edited and checked, we typed our stories on a Word Document and made them into a book using our own drawings.
Once we edited our writing we printed each page and drew illustrations to match. We will then read them to our buddies. Next term we hope to make iMovies of our books by recording our voices and using sound effects.