News Item Text with Generic Structure: 12-year-old Student Ready to University

Again understanding text gives you an other example of news item text. This very short newspaper text shows you a very amazing boy. He is only 12 year old but he has been accepted to enter famous universities.

You can see the detail below but before reading the news item text, it is better we show you the generic structure. If you forget on how such news paper text organized, read the definition of news item text! Below is the generic structure.
1. Paragraph newsworthy event: It show the headline of the news
A boy of 12 years ol has been accepted to enter famous university

2. Paragraph background events: We can see the detail on the headline news in the paragraph 2 , 3 and 4
a. Tanishq Abraham has been accepted to UC Davis Santa
b. Tanishq started community college at age 7 and last year he received associate's degrees from American River College.
c. Professors didn't want him in but finally agreed to let him

3. Paragraph sources: The last paragraph show from who the news is validated
Biology professor Marlene Martinez said he was never afraid to ask lot of questions.

Well, have catch the point on how to write and structure a news item text. Read whole news story below!

Example of News Item Text: 12-year-old Student Ready to University
A 12-year-old Sacramento student who already has three community college degrees and has been accepted to two University of California campuses says he plans on studying biomedical engineering and becoming a doctor and medical researcher by the time he turns 18.
Tanishq Abraham has been accepted to UC Davis and received a regents scholarship to UC Santa Cruz, but he has yet to decide which university he'll attend, reported Sacramento television station CBS 13 Sunday
Tanishq started community college at age 7 and last year he received associate's degrees from American River College, a community college in Sacramento, in general science; math and physical science; and foreign language studies.
Professors at the college didn't initially want him in their classes because of his age. But finally a professor agreed to let him attend if his mother, a doctor of veterinary medicine, also took the class.
Biology professor Marlene Martinez said he was never afraid to ask lot of questions. "In lecture he would always pop up with 'so, does that mean ...' or 'what about this?' " Martinez said.

Source:  http://bigstory.ap.org/article/114eb0ec6f4449f2801948fe939c8dc8/12-year-old-sacramento-student-ready-start-university

That's all our lesson about example of news item with generic structure analysis. This news paper text is best medium to practice writing if you want tobe a journalist someday.

News Item Text with Generic Structure : EgyptAir Flight 804 Missing

understanding text gives more samples on news item text. This is the current newspaper text. Today we have a bad news relating to air transportation, a flight went missing. What flight, how it went missing, where and when it did, see the detail news item text below!

EgyptAir Flight 804 Missing
EgyptAir Flight 804 went missing over the Mediterranean Sea on 19 May 2016 at 02:30 Egypt Standard Time.

The flight was an international passenger flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Cairo International Airport. It was operated by EgyptAir.

Wreckage believed to be that of the aircraft was found approximately 80 km southeast of the airliner's last known position, near the Greek island of Karpathos. However, this was disputed by Greece's lead air accident investigator, and later, EgyptAir officials retracted the claim that wreckage from MS804 had been found.

There were 66 people on board. They were 56 passengers, 7 aircrew, and 3 security personnel. It is currently not known if anyone survived. A multinational search and rescue operation is under way.

According to Greek military radar data, Flight 804 veered off course shortly after entering the Egyptian Flight Information Region (FIR).
Source: This newspaper text is reorganized from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EgyptAir_Flight_804

Generic Structure on the News Item Text about Disappearing Flight
We have reminded you that the definition of news item text stated most newspaper writing has 3 important paragraph divisions. They are given in detail below!
1. Newsworthy event: What is the important event happened. It is short captured information stated in the first paragraph.
Egypt Air Flight 804 went missing

2. Background events: What additional event happened before and after the main event. It can be an additional information to the main event.
a. The flight was an international passenger flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Cairo International Airport.
b. Wreckage believed to be that of the aircraft was found approximately 80 km southeast of the airliner's last known position.
c. There were 66 people on board.

3. Source: There should be a valid news. To make it, news item text should be accomplished by at least one of the three sources. They are statement from participants, witness, or authorized side.
According to Greek military radar data, Flight 804 veered off course shortly after entering FIR.

That is a news item text today. we have collected a huge list of news item samples. Most of them are provided with generic structure analysis to understand how a writer, journalist, arrange the paragraph into the whole meaningful news text. Some of the are also given along with language feature to understand the grammatical usage on certain text types.

Narrative Text Fairy Tale: Harvest Feast in Blossom Valley

What is fairy tale? Commonly people call it fantasy story. It is about magic things, miracles, and other amazing happenings.  Reading a fairy tale story can help you understanding well what and how narrative text is organized.

Fairy tale is narrative story that involving fantasy characters in a fantasy world. The characters are such as fairies, dwarfs, elves, goblins, trolls, gnomes, giants, witches, and mermaids. Below is the example of fairy tale.

Harvest Feast in Blossom Valley
In Blossom Valley, dwarfs prepared their tools for the harvest day. They were so happy because they will hold a feast with the fairies in the afternoon.
“I will bring the sweetest carrot”, said Buba, the red dwarf.
“I will bring the crunchiest lettuce”, said Pupi, the green dwarf.
“I will bring the prettiest rose for Queen Emma”, said Silsa, the purple dwarf.
“Hey it’s not ingredients for the pot”, Buba complained.
“Who cares?” said Silsa.
Everybody worked hard to harvest the plants and bring the best ingredients to the party but in the middle of the way, they saw the trolls cried out lout.
“Our tools were stolen by the goblins. We could not harvest the potatoes without it”, said one of the troll.
“Hey this is a harvest feast day. No one should cry in big day like this. Don’t worry, we have the tool, we will help you”, said Yowie, the blue dwarf.
Dwarfs and trolls work hand in hand to harvest the potatoes. They were a little late for the feast but everybody happy because the fairies cook the most delicious food from the ingredients they brought.

Analyzing Fairy Tale Generic Structure for Learning Narrative Text
Like what we have discussed in the definition of narrative text, it is structure from 3 main elements. They are:
1.    Orientation: Dwarf and fairies in blossom valley
2.    Complication: Trolls were crying because their harvest tells were stolen
3.    Resolution: Dwarf and trolls work together and were happy in harvest feast.

Hopefully, this narrative text in fairy tale story gives you better understanding when you are given a test to answer some questions relating title, generic structure, function, word meaning, and other typical question of learning English through text based approach.

Narrative Text Fairy Tale: Sleeping Beauty

understanding text gives you several types of narrative text for learning English. There are fable, myth, legend, fairy tale, folktales, and even horror stories. Most of the stories have one or two complications to  engage readers.

Now  this is a very famous fairy tale story, a romantic and happy ending love story of sleeping beauty. If you really understand what is narrative text, you will easily identify the generic structure. Here we go!

The Story of Sleeping Beauty
Long time ago, there is a king who held a festive party to celebrate the birth of his daughter. All fairies in the kingdom were invited. They were asked to give bless. Unfortunately, there was an old fairy that did not get the invitation; it is because everybody thought that she was already dead.

In the party, each fairy gave bless. Before the last fairy gave her gift, the uninvited fairy suddenly appears. She was furious because she was uninvited. Without saying a word, the angry fairy blessed the princess with a curse. She cursed the princess that she will die on a spinning wheel when she is 16. The fairy was then gone with a flash of light. The last fairy who did not give any blesses yet stepped forward. She said that she could not eliminated the curse but she could help prolong the princess destiny. The fairy said, “when the spindle pricks the princess finger, she will not die. She will fall into a sleep and only a kiss from a person who gives her a true love will wake her.”

To prevent the curse, the king ordered to destroyed all wheels and spindles. Over the years, the princess grew into a beautiful girl. When her 16th birthday came, she decided to explore the palace. She visited a tower that she never visited before. Inside the tower, she saw an old woman playing something. The old woman played with a wheel and spindle. She talked to the woman and asked if she could try it. The princess tried the spindle and suddenly her middle finger was punctured leaving a small wound. And, the curse was happening. The princess fell into a deep sleep so do all people who lived in the palace.

After thousand years, a prince explored the palace that had been covered by a jungle. He walked through the trees and found a room where a beautiful girl was sleeping. He could not hold his desire to kiss the princess, and he done it. Suddenly, the girl woke up and also all people around the palace. Finally, they were married and lived happily ever after.

Analysis on Generic Structure of Narrative Text Sleeping Beauty
As I said that this story of sleeping beauty can be identified as narrative text genre because it has at least 3 important elements. They are:
1. Orientation:  This is the first information readers get what story about is. Commonly it cover participant, time and place.
Long time ago, there is a king who held a festive party to celebrate the birth of his daughter.

2. Complication: This is the heart of any narrative genres. Without this complicates element, the story can not be identified as narrative. The complicated situation lead participants face certain problem
a. To prevent the curse, the king ordered to destroyed all wheels and spindles.
b. The princess tried the spindle and suddenly her middle finger was punctured leaving a small wound
c. The princess fell into a deep sleep so do all people

3. Resolution: The last phase how a story is ended. There are two choices. Writer can finish his story with good ending or he can make the story tragic by giving sad ending.
Finally, they were married and lived happily ever after.

Notes on Moral Lessons from Story of Sleeping Beauty
All stories for learning narrative should arouse some moral lesson for its readers, and should be this sleeping beauty story. The are some notes on  what moral value we can get from that story. Some of them are listed below. You can add another one.
1. True love will win .It can conquer anything in its path
2. Home is where the heart is. So be be nice with all family members
3. Angry people can do bad thing on us
4. Kids should be given a knowledge on certain dangerous thing earlier

Well, that's all our lesson about narrative text relating to a fairy tale. This story is best media to learn English in high schools especially for reading comprehension skill.

Narrative Text Fairy Tale: The Story of the Tulip Fairy

Again we are learning narrative text. If you do not know what narrative story is, you can read my read my previous post what and how a narrative text is constructed. Generally what we call a narrative text is a story with one or more complications.

Furthermore, this complication is explored in the story plot along with orientation and complication. Most narrative stories consist at least these 3 elements. Before we are giving you the generic structure, read and understand first the following fairy tale story.

Tulip Fairy Story
Once upon a time, in a small village near the forest, there was a kind hearted old lady who lived in a small house. The old woman loved her garden and one flower she always loved is tulip. Because of it, she built a small garden full with colorful tulip.

Because of her love too, she made a small bed in the middle of the tulip garden and often spent the night there. One night, she slept in the middle of the garden. But there was something strange because unlike usual, she heard a sound from the garden. There was babies laughing and sweet singing. She tried to find out where the sound came from but she found nothing.

On the following night, she once again slept in the garden. And once again, she heard the sounds; babies laughing and sweet singing. She was curious. She walked along the garden quietly. She was surprised; there, somewhere in the garden, she found a little fairy mother rocking and crooning the tulip flower like a cradle. There was a little fairy baby, laughing and playing in the tulip cup.

The old woman walked back to her house. From that moment, she never picked the tulip. She did not allow other people touch her beloved flowers.

Analyzing Generic Structure of Narrative Text in Tulip Fairy Story
There are 3 elements which are found in a real narrative story. These elements constitute the generic structure. Here, they are in detail:
1.    Orientation: Once upon a time, in a small village near the forest, there was a kind hearted old lady
2.    Complication: She liked her flower in the garden very much. She herd a crying baby in the middle of her garden in the night. He found The baby needed the tulip flower to play with
3.    Resolution: The old woman never pick up tulip flower any more

Of course there will be more than one complication and resolution when you get a very long and complex stories. You can compare the generic structure in the Cinderella story short version HERE and Cinderella story in the long version HERE. For a very short story, there is only one complication and one resolution.

When you read long story of novel, you will find some minor complications which rise into the major one. To overcome the conflict, then the story need more than one resolution, some minor resolution for minor complication and then completed with a major resolution.