1. Choose an incident.
2. Choose a point of view.
3. Ask the five W-How questions.
4. Arrange the events in CHRONOLOGICAL order.
5. Write a story plan or OUTLINE
6. Include the time, place, people, and what happened.
7. Write a topic sentence.
8. Choose vivid details.
9. Make sure you have a Beginning (Intro) Middle (Body) and End (Conc.)
Paragraph 1: Introduction: Have a lead-in sentence which starts with dialogue
Introduce the one incident you are writing about
Give the setting and start the story
Get your reader’s interest in the first paragraph
Paragraph 2: First Event in the incident in chronological order.
Detail- build the conflict
Detail- describe what happened
Paragraph 3: Second Event in the incident in chronological order
Detail- use sensory details to describe what is happening
Paragraph 4:Third Event in the incident
Detail – this should be the climax of the story (the most exciting point)
Paragraph 5: Conclusion: resolve the story
Final events in the story
Possible surprise ending
Note: A narrative always has a conflict, plot, and characters. It is a story.