Personal Narrative Teacher Resources
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Writing a Personal Narrative
What is the difference between a news story and a personal narrative? This plan has learners write a personal narrative using the topic of service projects in their community. Consider completing a cross-curricular extension by bringing in a speaker or sketching scenes to accompany the narrative.
6th - 8th Language Arts 82 Views 334 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Autobiographical or Personal Narrative Writing Template
Help your pupils structure personal narratives. The graphic organizer includes space to jot down a quick introduction, the experience, the significance of the experience, a brief beginning, middle, and end, and a concluding sentence or paragraph.
6th - 8th Language Arts 28 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Write a Strong Ending for a Narrative
The end is near. After all the brainstorming, planning, drafting, and revising, it is time for young writers to conclude their personal narratives. Reading back over their drafts, children generate lists of the different emotions they felt throughout their stories.
5 mins 3rd - 6th Language Arts 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Organize Ideas Chronologically for a Narrative
First things first. Before writing a personal narrative, young authors must plan out a sequence of events to include in the story. Learners accomplish this by imagining their topic as a movie playing in their mind's eye, moving step-by-step through the important events.
5 mins 3rd - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
You Can't Tell it All!: Narrowing the Focus of Personal Narratives
Work on narrative skills by discovering how to be focused in writing. Upper graders will brainstorm the importance of focus in texts. They study transparencies of a narrative story from a 4th grade student. Then they study the focus of the writing.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 19 Views 229 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Using Maps to Inspire Personal Narratives
A solid description of one way to teach narrative writing, this resource outlines the writing process from concept to completion. Class members create concept maps of moments in their lives and follow the writing process to publish their narratives.
6th - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Spinning My Tale
Begin writing personal narratives in this writing lesson. Junior high writers start by writing a journal about their favorite holiday. They read a book at their skill level and use graphic organizers to record their ideas for writing. Working in small groups, classmates edit and help each other add details.
6th - 8th Language Arts 24 Views 198 Downloads
Walking in the Woods with Owl Moon
Kids will think of a special time they spent with a special person as inspiration for their personal narratives. They'll read and then create a flow map for the story Owl Moon. Then they will brainstorm their own narrative using the flow map as a guide to writing their finished piece.
4th Language Arts 18 Views 43 Downloads
Help your charges identify the characteristics of good endings in personal narratives. In this writing lesson, elementary schoolers read the story The Relatives Came and rewrite the end of the story. Then they create their own personal narrative with a good ending!
2nd - 4th Language Arts 17 Views 114 Downloads
Writing a Personal Narrative
Students complete a variety of computer file pre-writing activities to help them prepare for writing a personal narrative. They focus on including a beginning, middle and end to their narrative. They make a class book.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 46 Downloads
Welcome to My World! Developing a Personal Narrative Timeline
Explore the personal histories of your third graders by creating timelines. Youngsters review five events that had an important impact on their lives. They then create a timeline on their computers using multi-media software and narrate their past experiences to their classmates.
3rd Language Arts 24 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Where Do I Begin?
Writers learn how to create an interesting beginning for their own personal narrative. They participate in a teacher guided mini-lesson about how to begin a story. They work through guided practice and finally write three beginnings to a personal narrative from their writing collection.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 29 Views 99 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Girls Around the World: Communicating Through First-Person Narratives
Teams select a society to investigate and create a chart comparing and contrasting the status of girls in that society with their own. They then craft and illustrate a personal narrative written from the point of view of a girl living in that society.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 34 Downloads
Choosing a Story Idea for a Narrative
Decisions, decisions. Now that young writers have brainstormed ideas for a personal narrative, it's time to decide which one to write about. Follow along as the instructor explores the thought process involved in choosing the topic that will make the most interesting story.
5 mins 3rd - 6th Language Arts 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Binoculars are used as a metaphor for good descriptive writing. Class members first view a small picture and then an enlarged view of the same image in which the details come into focus. Next, learners examine a paragraph lacking sensory details and one rich in description.
8th Language Arts 144 Views 424 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Getting Personal/Concept Mapping Narratives : Language Arts, Creative Writing, Peer Editing
After reading and discussing examples of personal narratives, groups of students highlight elements of the text that emphasize setting, conflict and private thoughts. Class members then work independently to create a concept map of a scene from their own lives.
4th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 52 Downloads
Creating a Life Map
Young writers create their own life maps in this autobiographical lesson. They pick 10 main events or accomplishments to include on their map. After they finish the map, they expand upon one event to write a personal narrative, focusing on important narrative techniques such as dialogue, pacing, and description.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 190 Downloads
A Handmade House Book with Student Writing
Use this lesson for your bookmaking project. First, young writers work on making an accordion fold house book. After composing a variety of pieces of writing, they can use their book to store their writing. The structure is ideal for a variety of pieces, such as short personal narrative, poetry, or descriptive writing.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 4 Views 50 Downloads
Women Call Out: The Personal Narrative
After reading and discussing several personal narratives written by women in the 1920's, class members write a personal narrative of their own about a time in their lives they felt controlled. Sample narratives can be accessed through HRC’s “American Twenties” collection.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads