INSTRUCTION.
Write about a time when you helped someone or when someone helped
you……
  
The NARRATIVE ESSAY: A STORY WITH A MESSAGE
· A Narrative is like a movie
· Each paragraph is a new scene
· New time? New Place? New Feeling? New Character? Dialogue?=NEW PARAGRAPH
Outlines look like this
I. Introduction: The introduction sets up the story.
a. First sentence=The HOOK—Begin your paper with a “hook” that catches the reader’s attention 
b. Background=The background should be 4 sentences or more that set the scene. Where is the event set? What time of year? How old were you when this happened? DO NOT PUT SPECIFIC MONTHS DATES OR YEARS!
c. Last Sentence=THE NARRATIVE THESIS— Beginning Action/feeling
II. Body Paragraph 1- Beginning Action
a. TOPIC SENTENCE-Establish time/place-Where did it all begin? What happened first?
III. Body Paragraph 2- New Scene
a. TOPIC SENTENCE-Establish time/place/feeling-What happened next?- Use a Transition like Next, then, 
IV. Body Paragraph 3- New Scene 
a. TOPIC SENTENCE-Establish time/place/feeling-What happened next?- Use a Transition like Afterward, then ext day
V. Body Paragraph 4- New Scene  
a. TOPIC SENTENCE-Establish time/place/feeling-What happened next?- Use a Transition like later, after that, suddenly
VI. Conclusion- Final Scene
a. End Action-Finish up the story in the conclusion. 
b. Then reflect about how it felt, what it meant. 
c. Add a moral, lesson, suggestion or prediction in the final sentence
Complete the outline for your narrative on page 2
Write an outline or PLAN for your story.
I. Introduction
a. HOOK: _______________________________________
b. THESIS: ______________________________________
II. Body Paragraph 1- Beginning Action
a. TOPIC SENTENCE-___________________________________________
III. Body Paragraph 2- New Scene
a. TOPIC SENTENCE-___________________________________________
IV. Body Paragraph 3- New Scene 
a. TOPIC SENTENCE-___________________________________________
V. Body Paragraph 4- New Scene  
a. TOPIC SENTENCE-___________________________________________
VI. Conclusion- Final Scene
a. TOPIC SENTENCE-___________________________________________
b. Last sentence: ____________________________________

 

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