A narrative pyramid is a device that allows young students to summarize the things that they have read. It allows the students to clearly see the story that they have read, and it is a good organizational tool for guiding the students when they go to write summaries or reports. Learning to create a narrative pyramid is straightforward.
1. Choose a story or book.
2. Number the lines on a piece of notebook paper from 1 to 8, leaving a blank line between them.
3. Write the story’s main character’s name on the first line.
4. Write two words that describe the main character on the second line.
5. Write three words that depict the setting on the third line.
6. Write four words that describe the problem that the character is facing on the fourth line.
7. Write five words about an event that takes place in the story on the fifth line.
8. Write six words about another event that takes place in the story on the sixth line.
9. Write seven words about another event that takes place in the story on the seventh line.
10. Write eight words about how the problem of the story is resolved on the eighth line.