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									                            Narrative Text Structure

Definitions

Narrative Text Structure—something that is written like a story

Main Idea—what the narrative is about

Author’s Purpose—entertain the audience

Form—the type of writing and for a narrative: personal letter, short story, poem,
play, personal experience narrative, most fiction

Paragraph—4-6 sentences on one topic

Passage—2 or more paragraphs on one topic

Point of View—1st, 2nd or 3rd person

Point of View is the angle in which the story is told.

       First person—shows the action through the eyes of one of the characters.
       This character, the narrator, uses the pronouns I, me, us, we, our, and us.
              I love to go the Diamondback baseball games.

       Second person—has a narrator who uses the pronoun you to address the
       reader directly—mostly used in persuasion
              You must go to the Diamondback baseball games at least twice each
              year.

       Third person—has a narrator who does not take part in the action of the
       story and who uses the pronouns he, she, him, her, they, them, and the
       characters’ names when describing characters
              John, Mary and Bob went to the Diamondback baseball game.
              They had a great time!

Recognizing Point of View—Read each passage below and identify its point of
view. Which words help you arrive at your answer?

   1. No one was in sight; the smooth road sloped invitingly before her; and
      finding the temptation irresistible, Jo darted away, soon leaving hat and
      comb behind her, and scattering hair-pins as she ran.
                                       Louisa May Alcott, from Little Women

   2. So the first rule of dating is, Never risk direct contact with the girl in
      question. Your role model should be the nuclear submarine, gliding
      silently beneath the ocean surface, tracking an enemy target that does not
      even begin to suspect that the submarine would like to date it.
                                           Dave Barry, from “Memories of Dating”



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                            Narrative Text Structure

Story #1

Directions: Read story #1 and answer the questions below.

   1. What is the main idea?



   2. What is the author’s purpose?



   3. What is the point of view?



   4. What is the form of this narrative?



Story #2


Directions: Read story #2 and answer the questions below.

   1. What is the main idea?



   2. What is the author’s purpose?



   3. What is the point of view?



   4. What is the form of this narrative?




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Story #3

Directions: Read story #3 and answer the questions below.

   1. What is the main idea?



   2. What is the author’s purpose?



   3. What is the point of view?



   4. What is the form of this narrative?




Story #4

Directions: Read story #4 and answer the questions below.

   1. What is the main idea?



   2. What is the author’s purpose?



   3. What is the point of view?



   4. What is the form of this narrative?




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                           Narrative Text Structure

Definitions

Plot—action that makes up the story—in a short story, focus is on the conflict

Character—person or animal in the story

Setting—time and place a story occurs, also can include historical element

Theme—universal idea or concept portrayed in a story—also called the hidden
message


Story #1

Directions: Read story #1 and answer the questions below.

   1. What is the main idea?



   2. What is the author’s purpose?



   3. What is the point of view?



   4. What is the form of this narrative?


   5. Sequence the plot in 3-5 events.




   6. Who are the characters?



   7. What is the setting?


   8. What is the theme?



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Story #2

Directions: Read story #2 and answer the questions below.

   1. What is the main idea?



   2. What is the author’s purpose?



   3. What is the point of view?



   4. What is the form of this narrative?



   5. Sequence the plot in 3-5 events.




   6. Who are the characters?




   7. What is the setting?




   8. What is the theme?




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Story #3

Directions: Read story #3 and answer the questions below.

   1. What is the main idea?



   2. What is the author’s purpose?



   3. What is the point of view?



   4. What is the form of this narrative?



   5. Sequence the plot in 3-5 events.




   6. Who are the characters?




   7. What is the setting?




   8. What is the theme?




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                         Informative Text Structure

Definitions

Informative—something written to inform, instruct or explain

Main Idea—what the informative is about

Author’s Purpose—inform, instruct, or explain something to the audience

Form—the type of writing and for an informative: business letter, all non-fiction,
report, some persuasive pieces, manual, directions, proposal, and textbooks

Point of View—2nd or 3rd person—NEVER 1st person


Name_______________________

Date______________

Passage #1

Directions: Read passage #1 and answer the questions below.

   1. What is the main idea?



   2. What is the author’s purpose?



   3. What is the point of view?



   4. What is the form of this informative?



Passage #2


Directions: Read passage #2 and answer the questions below.

   1. What is the main idea?



   2. What is the author’s purpose?


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   3. What is the point of view?



   4. What is the form of this informative?


Passage #3

Directions: Read passage #3 and answer the questions below.

   1. What is the main idea?



   2. What is the author’s purpose?



   3. What is the point of view?



   4. What is the form of this informative?




Passage #4

Directions: Read passage #4 and answer the questions below.

   1. What is the main idea?



   2. What is the author’s purpose?



   3. What is the point of view?



   4. What is the form of this informative?




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                           Informative Text Structure

Definitions

topic—a word or phrase that the passage is about

essential information—important details that support topic

additional information—details that support topic but aren’t necessary to
paragraph

topic sentence—sentence in a paragraph that states the main idea

concluding sentence—sentence in a paragraph that closes or summarizes the
paragraph

Passage #1

Directions: Read passage #1 and answer the questions below.

   1. What is the main idea?



   2. What is the author’s purpose?



   3. What is the point of view?



   4. What is the form of this informative?


   5. What is the topic?


   6. What is the essential information?




   7. What is the additional information?



   8. What is the topic sentence?


   9. W hat is the concluding sentence?

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Passage #2

Directions: Read passage #2 and answer the questions below.

   1. What is the main idea?




   2. What is the author’s purpose?



   3. What is the point of view?



   4. What is the form of this informative?



   5. What is the topic?




   6. What is the essential information?




   7. What is the additional information?




   8. What is the topic sentence?




   9. W hat is the concluding sentence?




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Passage #3

Directions: Read passage #3 and answer the questions below.

   1. What is the main idea?



   2. What is the author’s purpose?



   3. What is the point of view?



   4. What is the form of this informative?



   5. What is the topic?


   6. What is the essential information?




   7. What is the additional information?



   8. What is the topic sentence?




   9. W hat is the concluding sentence?




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