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Narrative Writing


Level D




I.   Introduce your setting. Make sure to use descriptive details and sensory
      language to help set a mood.
A.  Explain when and where your narrative/story takes place,
why the protagonist is there, what was going on.

B.  Briefly describe the protagonist's and supporting characters
Note: Establish a consistent point of view as your introduce your characters.

C.  What is your characters' overall mood.

II.    Beginning: Introduce how the incident began.
A.  What were the characters doing and saying?
1. Use dialogue and suspense to develop your characters and story.

B.   Change of events: Show, rather than tell, the events of the story.

C.   How were the characters' mood/feelings changing?

III.    Rising Action/Conflict (problem):
        A.   What suspenseful action or conflict occur that leads to the turning point?

B.  Describe how the individual characters moods and actions start
                   to change. 
               1. Use dialogue to develop your characters and story.  Include
                          movement, gestures and expressions.

           C.  Turning point/climax: Use dialogue and suspense to tell the high
                      point/peak of your narrative.

IV.   Falling Action:
A.  Describe what happens immediately after the turning point/climax. 
What what were the characters' reactions? Use dialogue when possible.

B.   Resolution: Tell the final events of your narrative.

V.  Conclusion:
Describe and explain how the protagonist and the supporting characters
                  feel in the end.

B What does the protagonist realizes or learns from this event.