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Get tips on how narrative flow is created. Explore problem/solution scenarios and the slow or fast pacing of events. Rearrange comic strip panels and short story paragraphs in a logical order. Identify problem/solution storylines in both a comic strip and a short story. Choose pacing strategies for two short stories by identifying major and minor events and deciding which events to present in detail and which to present briefly. Craft a storyline by selecting items based on a problem/solution scenario and by using appropriate pacing. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.
English > Level 5 > Language > Text structure and organisation > VCELA309
Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic as well as the degree of formality
English > Level 7 > Literature > Examining literature > VCELT374
Recognise and analyse the ways that characterisation, events and settings are combined in narratives, and discuss the purposes and appeal of different approaches
English > Level 7 > Literature > Responding to literature > VCELT372
Compare the ways that language and images are used to create character, and to influence emotions and opinions in different types of texts
Discuss aspects of texts, including their aesthetic and social value, using relevant and appropriate metalanguage
Literary Devices, Narratives, Illustration, Text purpose, Text structure
Students connect the sequence of events in a narrative storyline.
Students identify narrative structure.
Students investigate steps in a problem/solution plot structure.
Students differentiate between major and minor events in narratives and identify pacing techniques.
Students create a story outline using a problem/solution scenario and a pacing technique.
Models techniques for narrative plot construction and well-paced story telling.
Enables students to interpret, reconstruct and deconstruct model narrative structures.
Enables students to construct narrative plot outlines using problem/solution and pacing techniques.
Allows students to interactively rearrange narrative events, select events for storylines, classify events as 'problems' or 'solutions', select short or long versions of events, and plan a storyline using problem/solution and pacing strategies.
Provides an option to print a completed plot outline.