Narrative genre

The main purpose of this genre is to entertain through storytelling and to engage the reader in an imaginative experience.  Typical examples of narratives that children will encounter take the form of fairy tales, myths and legends.  Children’s creative writing experiences will often take the form of narrative writing.  The Story strand of the SESE History Curriculum provides opportunities for exploring this genre and isolates Myths and Legends as a strand unit from First to Sixth class.

This page contains frameworks, samples  and activities for developing the explanatory genre and for exploring characterisation. Some of these files are embedded below for you to read and all can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.



Manual: The Reading Process