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Annotated Excerpt from the novelOctober Skyfor Module 6 Lesson 2 NotesAs you read through this excerpt, you’ll notice the highlighted portions and mycomments off to the side.The comments all refer to a number 1-5.Those numberscorrespond to the following characteristics of a narrative.Please look for otherexamples as you read!1.Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, orobservation, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, andintroducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progressionof experiences or events.2.Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description,reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events,and/or characters.3.Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build onone another to create a coherent whole.4.Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory languageto convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/orcharacters.5.Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what isexperienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.Note:In this excerpt, Homer (“Sonny”) is the narrator and he’s in the tenth grade.Helives in a mining town, Coalwood, West Virginia.(All this was established prior to thepart we’re reading)From Chapter 2: SputnikI guess it’s fair to say that there were two distinct phases to my life in West

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Term
Fall
Professor
MICHAEL ROBINSON
Tags
Sputnik, West Virginia, Sputnik 1, October Sky

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