Thursday, October 21, 2010

Narrative Writing: The Orientation

We are learning how to write a narrative in Room 8 at the moment. We know that a narrative needs an orientation, a problem and a resolution, and this week we are focusing on the orientation. The orientation sets the scene and tells the reader who, what and where. Here is Josie's orientation. Did she explain who, what and where? If she did, tell her so in the comments!
The Problem With The Triplets
Once upon a time there lived three girls who were identical triplets. They even liked to wear the same clothes! Their names were Torey, Maya and Emma. They had black straight hair and their favourite outfit was a denim skirt and a violet top.
They lived in a small, old brick house with their mum and dad. The house was two storeys but it was very skinny. The bedrooms were upstairs and the lounge, bathroom and kitchen were downstairs.
The girls were lying on their beds in the room that they shared, listening to the storm that night. Their parents were downstairs in the lounge, drinking a cup of tea when . . .


  1. Hi Josie,
    that is a very describing orientation!! and I really like the picture !!!
    Keep up with your good work!

    From Emma

  2. Hi Josie,
    that is a very interesting story. I like how Emma, Maya and Torey are twins and like wearing the same clothes! I also like how you put the storm in it and that the house was skinny.

    Congragulations, it is very good.

    From James

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  4. Hi Josie

    Who? Torey,Maya,Emma,Mum and Dad.

    When? Once upon a time.

    Where? A small, old brick house.

  5. Hi Josie,
    This is a VERY good and descriptive orientation.

    Who: Torey, Maya, Emma, Mum and Dad.

    When:Once upon a time.

    Where:A red-brick house.

    Congrats, this is AWESOME!!!!

  6. Where? small brick house.

    Who? Torey, Maya and Emma.

    When? once upon a time.

    I like the picture itssssss very nice

  7. Hi Josie,

    Who? Torey, Maya, Emma, Mum and Dad
    When? Once upon a time
    Where? Skinny two-storey house

    From Leala, Irymple Primary School

  8. Hi i am Emily

    The characters were Maya, Emma, Torey, Mum and Dad.
    It was the past because of the beginning sentence.
    The small, thin, brick house.

  9. Hi Josie, im Ross Panaretos from Irymple Primary School. The things in your story were.
    WHO:Maya, Torey, Mum, Dad and Emma.
    WHEN:Once apon a time
    WERE:In a two storey house made out of bricks and small.
    I loved your storey and it was very good
    I cant wait to hear whats going to happen next if there is going to be more

    Kind Regards
    Ross Panaretos

  10. Hello Josie,Im Eboni Harvey from Irymple Primary School.Some of the things in your story were
    Who? mum and dad Torey,Maya and Emma.
    When? Once A Pon A Time.
    Where? In there old brick 2 storey house.

  11. Hello i am Gracie i'm from I.P.S, these are the things you have included in your story:

    Who?-Torey,Maya and Emma.

    Where?- small old brick house,two storey but skinny.

    When?-in the past.

    i enjoyed your orientation it was very good.

  12. hi josie
    Who-torey maya emma mum day
    when once apon atime
    where-small brick house

  13. Hi Josie,

    the main charaters were Torey,Maya and Emma.

    once upon a time.

    small old brick house.

  14. Hi Josie,
    who? Emma,Torey, Maya,Dad and Mum
    when? once upon a time
    where? a skinny 2 storey house
    good job

    from madison, irymple primary school

  15. hello my name is stacey i am from I.P.S

    Who? Torey,Maya,Emma

    When? once upon a time

    Where? small, old brick house

    it is a very good orientation

  16. vasiliki bakogianisNovember 14, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    hello Josie

    who? torey Maya Emma mum and dad

    When? once upon a time

    where? small old brick house

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  34. Hi Josie,

    Poppy is really interested to see what your problem would be. She feeels excited about what would be next...
    Helena really liked the way you used made her want to know more.
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    Isabel liked the way you explained what was happening with the weather.
    Trey liked the way the triplets were in their room and the Mum and Dad were having tea because that seemed very normal for a family.

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