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Title: Imaginative Narrative Writing

Imaginative Narrative Writing
  • Detail of an event or experience in story form or
    in the order they happen.

Narrative Writing Attributes
  • covers an event
  • can contain personal comments and ideas
  • a description of the event

Narrative Writing Elements
  • Character a person or something a personified
    animal or object
  • Plot the sequence of events showing character
    and action
  • Setting the time and place in which the
    depiction of characters and working out of the
    plot occur
  • Point of view the viewpoint from which the
    story is told ( can be a character or an
    objective observer)
  • Style how an author says something as opposed
    to what he or she says ( the best possible words
    for a particular story)
  • Theme the idea that pervades and gives
    universality to the action
  • Tone how the author feels about his or her

  • Zebra in the Bedroom
  • One morning, I woke up in my bedroom to find a
    zebra staring me in the face. I hid my head
    under the covers for a few minutes then peeked
    out again. It wasnt a dream, the zebra was
    still there. My first thought was what am I
    going to do?
  • The first thing I noticed was the mess the
    zebra had made in my room. He must have walked
    into my walk-in closet and pulled everything out
    that was hanging up. He even had a dress hanging
    over his hind quarters. He had also managed to
    knock off all my miniature perfumes from the
    dresser. Luckily, they were not broken. The
    zebra had also pulled my designer bedspread off
    onto the floor and had left some road apples in
    the center.
  • Now I knew what I had to do. I had to try to
    catch him. I used my bathrobe belt to try to
    lasso him, but it was too short and he was too
    quick. I then tried to trap him in the closet,
    but he wouldnt go anywhere near the door.
    Finally, I made a trail of carrots through my
    bathroom and out the back door. He seemed to
    like carrots and nibbled his way toward the
  • As a result of the carrots trail, I now had a
    zebra wandering around in my backyard. I made
    sure the gates were secure and the back door was
    shut. I put out a big bucket of water and hay.
    He seemed more interested in my flowers though.
  • Finally, we figured out he had escaped from the
    zoo. The zookeepers came and picked him up that
    afternoon. They were very glad to get him back,
    but not as glad as I was. I hope I never see
    another zebra in my bedroom again.

Topics for Imaginative Narrative Writing
  • Tell about a time when your teacher found
    lollipops growing on a tree outside the school.
  • Tell about a time you took a ride on an elephant.
  • Tell about a time the principal let you be in
    charge of the school.
  • Tell about a time you found a zebra in your
  • Tell about a time your mother woke up with purple

Prompt Tell about an old lady who found an
elephant on her front porch.
  • Focus on Story Elements
  • Who are the characters?
  • What is the setting of the story?
  • What is the problem or situation?
  • What are some ways that the problem might be
    solved or what are some events that could happen
    as a result of the situation?
  • How is the problem solved or how does the story

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Sequence for Writing
  • Use the Flow map to construct the sequence of
    attempts to solve the problem or the sequence of
    events as a result of the situation.
  • The last box in your Flow Map should tell how the
    problem was solved or how the situation ended.
  • Write an opening sentence that tells who, did
    what, when, where, and why.

Extend with Details
  • Can you tell the reader more about each of the
    events you are going to write about. Add the
    details to your Flow Map.

Think Aloud
  • Get together with a partner and talk thought your
    story up to this point.

Select Transition Words/Phrases
  • Think about transitional words and phrases that
    could be used to tell the order in which each
    event happened. Write these words or phrases on
    top of the boxes of the Flow map.

Writing a Closing Paragraph
  • Add a closing sentence that tells about the main
    characters feelings, opinions, hopes, or
    memories, etc.

Closing Paragraph
  • Add a closing sentence that tells how you felt,
    your opinion, what you hope, why you will never
    forget the trip, etc.

Orally Rehearse Using the Flow Map
  • Get together with two or three other students.
    Use your Flow Map to tell them what you are going
    to write.

  • Write your story by taking your information off
    the Flow Map.

  • Revise and edit your Imaginative Narrative
    piece. Your writing should
  • Target a specific audience and purpose.
  • Organize clear ideas into a meaningful sequence.
  • Be written in appropriate format.
  • Be edited for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and

  • Remember that published is perfect.
  • Rewrite your final copy in your best handwriting.
  • Pay attention to conventions.