• What does a narrative need?

    • Story is built around one incident

    • A lead

    • A conflict in the story

    • Three events building to a climax in chronological order

    • Descriptive details for each event

    • Details are anecdotes, similes, metaphors, descriptions, examples, facts, elaborations

    • Adjectives and adverbs that enhance the sentences and onomonopaeia

    • Active verbs

    • DIALOGUE

    • Climax to the story

    • A resolution and conclusion to the story


    What does an expository need?

    • Thesis statement

    • Three reasons or examples

    • Details supporting each reason or example

    • TRANSITION WORDS

    • Conclusion restating all reasons

    • Elaborations and examples and incidents supporting the reasons


    What does a persuasive need?

    • Thesis statement

    • An opinion statement that has an I believe or In my opinion phrase

    • Three reasons for your opinion

    • Details supporting your three reasons from fact or real life situations and examples

    • Conclusion restating all reasons

    • Counter argument which states the opposite side of view and then counters that view with your point of view

    • TRANSITION WORDS


    What does a descriptive need?

    • Lead hooking the reader

    • Sensory details ( what you see, hear, smell, taste, touch)

    • Details for each sensory event or experience\

    • Emotions and experiences associated with the description and an overwhelming aura

    • Adjectives, adverbs, prepositions showing spatial or place