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- Richmond, VA
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Students develop an understanding of essay structure and how to use personal narrative to affect change. In this essay lesson, students read an autobiographical by Baynard Rustin to examine narrative. Students develop questions about poverty and interview their classmates write a news piece.
Create a class anthology with your young writers. In this personal narrative lesson plan, each writer reflects on actions and events from their own lives and chronicles them in a three-part written sequence. They create a table of contents for the class anthology after compiling all of the stories. These are the projects your learners treasure forever!
Students define the characteristics of a personal narrative, explain the difference between a 'memoir' and an 'autobiography', and create a reading journal in which they will log their reading activities. In this personal narrative lesson plan, students listen to the beginning of a variety of memoirs and autobiographies and participate in class discussion to identify characteristics of these personal narratives.