Personal Narrative Teacher Resources
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The Great Gatsby: Narrative and Point of View
Thanks to Nick Carraway, readers of The Great Gatsby are simultaneously "within and without. . . enchanted and repelled" by his first person narration of the events in F. Scott Fitzgerald's story of the American Dream/Nightmare. After finishing the first two chapters, class members are asked to consider what they have learned about Carraway, his veracity, and the influence his background has on his narration.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative Art: What’s the Story?
Your third graders design works of art that reflect themselves. In this visual arts lesson, your class will examine works of art that tell stories and replicate the models as they transform a personal narrative of their own into a visual piece.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 39 Views 119 Downloads
The Living Museum: George Washington, the Slave Owner
Eighth graders bring early America to life. In this George Washington activity, 8th graders listen to a lecture about the first president, explore the relationships he had with his slaves, and research the backgrounds of some of his slaves.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Stories That Sparkle
Picture books provide the impetus for a study of how authors make plots seem real and characters interesting. After reading several books, class members list the techniques the authors used to enliven their stories and then craft their own.
3rd - 7th Language Arts 30 Views 619 Downloads
I'm a Changed Pig
Introduce your class to fairy tales with this lesson. After reading the fractured fairy tale, "The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig," third, fourth, and fifth graders write a personal narrative as a response to the fairy tale. They compare and contrast the classic fairy tale with the fractured story, completing a graphic organizer to showcase their thoughts.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 29 Views 148 Downloads
Focus on synonyms and antonyms through games and group activities. Pupils write a personal narrative about a favorite place to visit and look for strong synonyms to polish their writing. They find and use five synonyms and three antonyms for the target words in their writing.
4th Language Arts 15 Views 66 Downloads
Cross-Cultural Dialogue Lesson
Students read and analyze a personal narrative written about a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching English in Guinea-Bissau, Africa. They discuss the concept of crossing cultures, analyze maps, complete worksheets, and develop a writing assignment that describes events from two perspectives.
6th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 26 Downloads
Cross-Cultural Dialogue Lesson
Use the Peace Corps to explore a different place and different perspectives. Your class reads the personal narrative "Cross-Cultural Dialogue" by Roz Wollmering, completing an attached story frame sheet in preparation for a class discussion.
6th - Higher Ed Language Arts 13 Views 41 Downloads
Help your middle schoolers brainstorm for a personal narrative or memoir with this activity. A graphic organizer prompts students to provide their parents' and grandparents' names, birthplaces, occupations, as well as what makes each person special.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 32 Downloads
Use Transition Words in Narrative Writing
Transitional words and phrases are essential writing tools that allow authors to clearly guide their audience through a story. In the fifth lesson of this series on narrative writing, learners begin their drafts by linking together the main events of their story using transition words or phrases.
5 mins 3rd - 6th Language Arts 32 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Rubrics for Assessing Student Writing, Listening, and Speaking Middle School
This is a fantastic collection of a wide variety of rubrics for writing, listening, and speaking! The resource contains over 14 rubrics for assessing such items as a summary, autobiographical sketch and narrative, speech, oral report, short story, and much more.
6th - 9th Language Arts 189 Views 124 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
In the Time of the Butterflies: Narrative and Point of View
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez is written from many points of view. Discuss the unique way she reveals the plot as well as the general benefits and downfalls of various points of view. Next, have class members write their own pieces, playing with point of view as they narrate a personal experience.
9th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative Writing: Using Exact Words
Review the narrative writing process with your emerging story writers. They read a sample narrative and identify five vague verbs that could be replaced with a more exact, exciting verb. Then they write a personal narrative making sure to use exact verbs in their story.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 106 Views 452 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Upper elementary learners generate sequencing and web graphic organizers while planning expository and narrative writing. They work in teams to complete webs in order to improve a short story and organize a report. Small groups discuss their ideas and then share with the class.
4th - 6th Language Arts 99 Views 877 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Personal Narrative Paragraphs: Class Quilt
Begin this activity by asking third graders to bring from home pieces of cloth that represent something important to them. (Have extras for students who need them.) They reflect on important events in their lives, compose narrative paragraphs, peer edit with partners, and write their final drafts on the cloth with fabric pens or permanent markers.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 37 Downloads
The Personal Narrative - Part Two
Does your langauge arts class journal frequently? Extend one of your journaling activities by having your writers choose a journal entry and take it through the five stages of writing. They will use the attached graphic organizer to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish their written narrative.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 71 Downloads