A narrative is an account of a sequence of events usually presented in chronological order. A narrative may be real or imagined, nonfictional or fictional. Another word for narrative is story. The structure of a narrative is called the plot.
A narraitve is best constructed by following sequential steps. Start with the beginning, go to the middle, and then end it. Start with the introduction, then tell/show the story, then end it. Do this in logical order.
Once upon a time in a small village lived a magical unicorn. The unicorn's name was Franklin. Franklin was a brave and kind unicorn. One day a wicked witch attacked the little village. The villagers ran to Franklin and begged him to save them. Franklin agreed to help. When the evil witch came flying through town on her broom, Franklin used his magic to change her into a pretty butterfly. The village was saved. The whole town rewarded Franklin with a giant celebration.
My Most Embarrassing Moment
The most embarrassing moment of my sophomore year was how I earned my nick name, Crash. It all started right after school when I turned on to the busiest street by the school. First I pulled up right behind this truck at a stop sign. After a second, a fellow older student told me that I was really close and that I was going to hit the truck in front of me. At the moment I was trying to tell the kid that I was giving a ride to to get back in the car because he was hanging out the window. Since I was distracted, I thought the long line of traffic had started to move, but it hadn’t. In the blink of an eye I hit the back of the truck in front of me. The devastation sunk in. I was so worried that I damaged the truck, but all that I did was scratch his bumper. Lucky for him! Then it came time to look at my car. My car was ruined. The hood was buckled, the front end was pushed back, and my headlights were broken. Humiliated and scared, I still had to drive my totaled care home. During School that year, I never did hear the end of what had happened that day.
~© Tiffany Haggerty~