A narrative (or story) is a spoken or written account of events. Research has repeated shown a link between narrative ability and overall academic ability. A narrator’s language must be concise, detailed and clear for listeners (or readers) to follow. In addition, rather than a conversation, a narrative is an extended monologue;, in which students need to organise and elaborate upon their ideas independently. Narratives can be organised according to a specific structure, containing an introduction, a problem, and insights into characters, events and a conclusion.