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 77 Views 331 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
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 plan 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 28 Views 98 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 6 Views 32 Downloads
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 139 Views 420 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
I, the basket: Writing a first-person story as an inanimate object
Don't just teach your ELA class about point-of-view, get them writing! Read the illustrated book I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket to your class and discuss how the story is told from the first-person point of view of an inanimate object: a basket.
6th - 7th Language Arts 76 Views 162 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 17 Views 228 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 12 Views 45 Downloads
Spinning My Tale
Begin writing personal narratives in this writing activity. 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 197 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 16 Views 42 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 16 Views 113 Downloads
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
Telling Our Stories of Giving - Writing to Persuade
After identifying the parts of a persuasive piece of writing, young writers explore different prewriting activities for the persuasive essay. They have the option to write a news article, personal narrative, or persuasive essay to describe a personal service experience.
5th - 8th Language Arts 46 Views 216 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Elementary Personal Narrative Writing Packet
Ever wish you had a packet that would support your learners as they prepare to write a narrative text? This comprehensive and well-scaffolded packet provides multiple support ideas for engaging learners in the narrative writing process. It includes ideas to write about, a five-day breakdown of the writing process, an editorial checklist, and two worksheets.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 174 Views 175 Downloads
Two perspectives on slavery: A comparison of personal narratives
How are parallel experiences of growing up on a plantation and living through the Civil War affected by cultural background, especially through the lens of American slavery? The narratives of Mary Norcott Bryan and William Henry Singleton have much to say on the matter.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Technology for the Likes of Shakespeare and Poe
Grab a digital camera and your favorite story from Shakespeare or Poe. With those tools, your class will write an autobiographical story including sensory details, authors feelings, point of view, and dialogue. Learners will read, draft, and film original narrative stories to practice using creative thinking and the seven elements of story telling.
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Assembling Personal Narrative
The art of Santiago Bose is analyzed by budding artists. They fully examine a piece of art, making note of the various techniques and choices the artist made to express his ideas. They look for evidence that shows how Bose felt about colonialism in the Philippines, then use the evidence to draw conclusions about the piece.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative Writing: Personal Narrative
Whether you need to supplement your narrative writing unit or you'd like to start from scratch, a thorough unit plan can be a helpful way to guide learners through personal narratives. The plan has complete learning goals and instructions, as well as graphic organizers for kids to plan out their writing.
4th Language Arts 49 Views 30 Downloads
Getting Personal/Concept Mapping Narratives : Language Arts, Creative Writing, Peer Editing
After reading and discussing examples of personal narratives, groups of young scholars 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