Nifty Narrative

Before writing a personal narrative, get organized! Scholars complete a graphic organizer detailing one memory's events, including the feelings they felt and how their five senses were affected. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Direct pupils to attach the graphic organizer to their interactive writing notebook or binder
  • Complete the worksheet in small group rotations; work with class members in need of extra support 
  • Invite learners to share their memory with their peers prior to beginning the writing process
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the story "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros or another similar narrative 
Pros

  • Offers a small picture of a finished worksheet 
  • Lists one extension activity 
Cons

  • Provides limited space to write story information directly on the page