ICESI/ ENGLISH Level 5 MODULE 1 Andrea Rizo
ÁreaLengua Extranjera - Inglés
Narration means the art of storytelling, and the purpose of narrative writing is to tell stories. Any time you tell a story to a friend or family member about an event or incident in your day, you engage in a form of narration. In addition, a narrative can be factual or fictional. A factual story is one that is based on, and tries to be faithful to, actual events as they unfolded in real life. A fictional story is a made-up, or imagined, story; the writer of a fictional story can create characters and events as he or she sees fit.
The big distinction between factual and fictional narratives is based on a writer’s purpose. The writers of factual stories try to recount events as they actually happened, but writers of fictional stories can depart from real people and events because the writers’ intents are not to retell a real-life event. Biographies and memoirs are examples of factual stories, whereas novels and short stories are examples of fictional stories.
Taken from: Narrative texts: https://lumen.instructure.com/courses/178792/pages/reading-purpose-and-structure-of-narrative-writing?module_item_id=4378984
Students will make a collective construction of a story. They will practice how to narrate stories and tales.
- Practice what has been learned in unit 2
- make a collective construction of a story (fictional)
- Practice reading comprehension (as it is a collective constructions, students need to read carefully so they can write their part of the story).
- Practice writing.
Sesión 1: 5 Semanas
Every week students should contribute with 1 character, 1 setting and 6 complete sentences (minumum)
Sesión 2: 5 Semanas Every week students should contribute with 1 character, 1 setting and 6 complete sentences (minumum)
Sesión 3: 5 Semanas Every week students should contribute with 1 character, 1 setting and 6 complete sentences (minumum)
Sesión 4: 5 Semanas Every week students should contribute with 1 character, 1 setting and 6 complete sentences (minumum)
Sesión 5: 5 Semanas Every week students should contribute with 1 character, 1 setting and 6 complete sentences (minumum)
Use of the simple past, present perfect, past continuous, past perfect, types of stories
Have you ever tried telling a story to a friend and well, you start having all sorts of difficulties with the tenses? Especially the past tenses in English?
Like Romain, in today’s lesson. He mixes up all his past tenses in English:
“Hey Christina, guess what happened yesterday? I drove my tram and I see Patrick! He went to get a pizza for dinner because he forgets to go to buy groceries on his way home from work earlier.”
Does this sound like you when you’re telling a story in English?
You’ve been speaking English for 10 years, but you’re still confused with the past tenses in English. Don’t worry, today you’ll learn how to tell stories with the correct tenses in English. Let’s go!
MIXING PAST TENSES IN ENGLISH
The hard part about telling stories, is that you mix up all the tenses. English, there are 3 past tenses we use very often to tell stories:
Past simple: I did, I went, I ate, etc.
Past continuous: I was doing, I was going, I was eating
Past Perfect Simple: I had done, I had gone, and I had eaten.
To use these tenses, you’ll need to be a conjugation ninja!
It helps if you know how to conjugate the verbs. I like this table of tenses in English, from Englisch-hilfen.de. It’s very complete, so print it and put it on your fridge!
Taken from: Speak English with Christina
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Actividades de Clase
Everyweek the teacher should log in into padlet to follow up the storie, make the adjustments that are required and continue the sotyr.
Every week students should get a grade based on their writing performance.
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