This week for Miss Tele’a writing groups we learned about how to understand the elements that make a narrative compelling and apply narrative elements to our writing.
What is a narrative? Narrative is a piece of writing that focuses on telling a story. These stories convey events, experiences, or ideas.
Narratives tell stories, and stories help us connect with each other. They are written to entertain and to share experiences with a reader.
Narratives can be written in many mediums, such as novels, short stories, poems, diaries, and even biographies.
First, we had to think about the 5 different genres. They are mystery, fantasy, action, horror, romance, and detectives. Mystery is something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain. Fantasy is the faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things. Action is where something has happened. Horror is a type of dark and scary thing. romance is a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love. Detective is where someone tests you.
Next, we learned about the 5 story elements. The 5 story elements are character, setting, plot, conflict, theme. Characters are the who of a story. Settings are the where and when of a story. Plot is the what of the story. Conflict is the why of the story and theme is the message of the story.
Then, we had to make a copy of the basic narrative plan. We also had to begin planning a narrative using the 5 story elements. We also had to create a google drawing of the setting you have written about in your narrative plan. After we finished making a copy and completing it we had to also complete another google draw called the character trait sorting activity.
Lastly, Miss Tele’a showed us a app called pixton. In pixton it talks about ideas and you can create your own story by using a comic.