Understanding and Using Narrative Time
Online calculator that may assist in calculating the grade for the portfolio.
Flash Slides Explaining the 5 Aspects of Narrative Time
Brief flash presentation that offers an overview of summary, scene, gap, pause, and stretch as they each compare to real time; it may help in presenting this material to students or serve as a review.
Playing with Time Extension Activity
Writing/discussion activity that asks students to rewrite an excerpt from a published story to change the way it "moves" in terms of time, prompting group sharing and discussion.
Scene and Stretch: Discussion/Writing Prompts
Two writing/discussion prompts, asking students to examine and work with examples of narrative scene and narrative stretch.
Raymond Carver's "Popular Mechanics"
An example of narrative scene (for classroom use only).
Description of Eating a Small Cookie
An example of narrative stretch from Proust's
Remembrance of Things Past
(in the public domain).