Narrative And Descriptive Writing Ppt

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  1. Narrative and Descriptive Writing Mrs. Sample 7 th Language Arts
  2. What is Narrative Writing
    • Narrative writing tells a story or part of a story.
    • Includes:
      • Plot
      • Conflict
      • Characterization
      • Setting
      • Theme
      • Point of View
      • Sequence
      • Transitions
  3. Examples
    • Novels
    • Short Stories
    • Biographies
    • Autobiographies
    • Historical Accounts
    • Poems
    • Drama/Plays
  4. Descriptive Writing
    • Writing that vividly portrays a person, place, or thing in such a way that the reader can experience the writer’s experience.
    • Sensory Language, Vivid Detail, Figurative Language, Showing, not Telling = Active Verbs
    • Used in most genres of writing/literature
  5. So….
    • Descriptive writing is used in most types of writing: including narrative writing.
  6. Sensory Language
    • Language that uses the 5 senses:
      • Sight
      • Sound
      • Taste
      • Smell
      • Touch
      • Example: The acid smell penetrated my nostrils as a breathed deeply. The humidity after the rain clung to my skin as I walked to my crippled car.
  7. Vivid Verbs
    • Replace general verbs with vivid verbs.
    • Make writing more interesting and enjoyable for the reader.
    • Vivid verbs have more specific meanings than general verbs.
    General More Vivid Verbs Dislike Eat Like/Love Run Walk Despise, Hate, loathe, Scorn, Shun Consume, Devour, Gobble Admire, Adore, Cherish, Fond of Dart, Dash, Scurry, Sprint, Jog Hike, March, Plod, Saunter, Stroll
  8. Descriptive Adjectives
    • Largest group of adjectives. They describe the noun in detail so the reader can visualize what is being read.
    • Examples:
      • Adorable, Helpful, Gifted, Aggressive, Bored, Wild, Evil, Fearless, Cowardly, Helpful, Lovely, Knowledgeable, Vivacious, Wise, Troubled, Pleasing.
  9. Example of Using Vivid Verbs and Descriptive Adjectives
    • Boring:
    • The nice woman walked into the restaurant.
    • Descriptive:
    • The vivacious woman
    • sauntered into the restaurant.