The Story Outline
Recounts and narratives are very closely linked; helping children to see the link and the subtle differences will help them become fluent storytellers. Both forms of texts have people and events, but stories introduce problems and solutions. A story should have peaks and troughs and keep the reader interested and in suspense. The bottom line is: recounts are used to give information while a narrative’s purpose is to entertain. The story outline allows children to build on their knowledge of recounts but begin to explore the notion of a problem in a story.