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 From a Sea Captain's View  - Part 2 - The Narrative Paragraph 
Objective(s): By the end of this lesson the student will be able to:  demonstrate correct spelling, strong sentence structure, and standard punctuation; differentiate between narrative, descriptive, and expository types of paragraphs.

Pre Class Assignment:   Completion/review of  From a Sea Captain's View Part 1
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We have been studying the three basic types of paragraphs in writing: narrative, descriptive, and expository.

Here is a review of each.

NARRATIVE: The narrative paragraph tells a story, just like a narrator in a play.

DESCRIPTIVE: The descriptive paragraph paints a picture. It describes a person, place, thing, or idea.

EXPOSITORY: The expository paragraph "exposes" things about a subject. It is also sometimes called an information paragraph because it gives information about a person, place, thing, or idea.

Last time, you were asked to write an expository paragraph from the vantage point of the sea captain. 

Now, using the same information, write a narrative that tells what the sea captain did, what he saw, or where he went. Be sure to use transition words that indicate time like then, since, or next. 

Try to use verbs that are interesting and tell specific actions. For instance, instead of saying, "The captain was really angry," try using a more interesting verb. You might say, "The captain seethed with rage." A thesaurus is a great tool for expanding vocabulary.

       The Topic:

       Amsterdam - From a Sea Captain's View

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Pre-Requisite To:   From a Sea Captain's View -  Part 3

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