Showing and telling applies to ALL aspects of writing a narrative...
A GUIDE TO WRITING A LITERACY NARRATIVE
When writing a narrative, be sure to include details and information that help the reader visualize the situation and understand its context. Remember that the reader may be unfamiliar with your clinical role and overall approach to patient care. Use the narrative to describe you and your role and to illustrate how you approached a challenging patient care situation.
Some elements to include in your narrative:
How to Write a Narrative Essay: 14 Steps (with Pictures)
Understanding how to write a narrative through showing and telling - and knowing when to do each one - is the very essence of structuring a publishable novel.
This particular narrative was written about a personal experience. You can write a narrative story about many different topics, however, it should be one that interests you, so that your ideas come easily.When writing a narrative essay, one might think of it as telling a story. These essays are often anecdotal, experiential, and personal—allowing students to express themselves in a creative and, quite often, moving ways.Do not forget that the business of the essay is to make a point. In his essay, Orwell succeeds in portraying the horrors of an imperialist state, showing how the relationship between the oppressed Burmese and the British oppressor is dehumanizing to both. When writing a narrative, it is easy to get caught up in the telling of the story and forget that, eventually, our reader is going to ask So What? and there had better be an answer. Over the past two days, your students have brainstormed lists of thoughts and ideas for personal narratives, created illustrations to match, and practiced using detailed language in a friendly competition. Tomorrow, they'll put everything together in writing a personal narrative.Today, kids have completed brainstormed lists of thoughts and ideas as a preliminary step to writing a personal narrative, plus a detailed picture to boot! Save the work for the next lesson.
Students in grades 6-8 explore the implications of point of view in literature and write a narrative, retelling a traditional story from a different character's point of view.