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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.
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.