Narrative Text (Diah Sri Utami)


Do you know about Narrative Text? Narrative text is a non-fiction story that can be in the form of fairy tales, myths, folklore, animal stories, and so on. The purpose of narrative text is to entertain the reader with a story that is made in such a way that it is interesting

Structure of the text:

Orientation, Complication, Resolution, Re-orientation/Coda

Language features of Narrative text

- Because narrative text tells the story of the past, the tenses used are Simple Past Tense Example: killed, sacrificed

- There is an adverb of time. Example: One time, once upon a time, one day

- There is a conjunction of time (time conjunction). Example: when, suddenly, as soon as

- Use of specific story characters/characters. Example: Malin Kundang, Cinderella

- Use of action verbs

- The use of verbs that indicate reporting or forms of speech. Example: thought, said


You already know the meaning, structure and language features of narrative text. Now try to create your own narrative text, Start by focusing on one particular story then pour your text into Power Point as a reference in making your text narrative video. Follow each step in the "process" section. I look forward to your video next week. Good luck!


1) Orientation

Make a orientation. Sets the scene: where and when the story happened and introduces the participants of the story: who and what is involved in the story.

2) Complication

Make a complication. Tells the beginning of the problems which leads to the crisis (climax) of the main participants.

3) Resolution

Make a resolution. The problem (the crisis) is resolved, either in a happy ending or in a sad (tragic) ending

4) Re-orientation/Coda

Make a re-orientation. This is a closing remark to the story and it is optional. It consists  of  a  moral  lesson,  advice  or  teaching  from  the writer

Aspects 1 (poor) 2 (fair) 3 (good) 4 (excellent) Scores
Fluency Speaking with many pauses Speaking too slowly

Speaking generally at normal speed

Speaking fluently  
Pronounciation Speaking words in comprehensibly Speaking with incorrect pronounciation but still understandable Speaking with several incorrect pronunciation Speaking with correct pronunciation  
Accuray The serious errors present in speech makes the message difficult to understand The error present in speech would frequently create confusion The speech is still understood although it consists of many errors The errors present in speech are so minor so that the message would be easily comprehended  
Clarity Often mumbles or cannot be understood, more than one mispronounced words Speaks clearly and distinctly most of the time, no more than one mispronounced word Speaka clearly and distinctly nearly all the time, no more than one minpronounced word Speaks clearly and distinctly all the time no mispronounced words  
Perfomance skill Speaking in volume which is almost inaudible, no facial expression, and not communicative Mumbling flat facial expression, and less communicative Speaking in soft voice but can be understood, good facial expression, and communicative enough Speaking clearly and loudly good facial expression and communicative  





Good job!

You have completed step-by-step learning activity about naarative text and were able to make it packaged in a Power Point presentation and then uploaded it in the form of an interesting video.

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