Week 21 Week 22 — We will be publishing the stories that we worked on last week.
Writing a personal narrative introduces your students to the magic of storytelling. Here are three easy, enjoyable lessons that guide your students in creating personal narrative stories. Spread these activities over three days to get the maximum benefit.
First, you'll help your class brainstorm and group ideas, then you'll lead them in considering descriptive language, and lastly, you'll assist your students in using an outline for writing a first-person narrative piece.
In the Mind's Eye Step 1: As a class, brainstorm common experiences. Some examples might be entering kindergarten or first grade, celebrating a birthday of favorite holiday, caring for a pet, or playing on a sports team.
List as many general experiences as possible, and then ask students to mentally select an experience from the list. Now have your students write down as much as possible about their selected experiences.
Set a timer for ten minutes. Tell them not to think too hard, but to simply jot down whatever comes to mind as they consider their chosen experiences. The goal is not to generate correct English sentences at this stage.
The goal is just to get thoughts and ideas on paper. Next, ask your students to illustrate the experiences on paper, using crayons, colored pencils, or markers.
Encourage kids to include as many specific details as possible. End this lesson with a discussion.
Ask students to plan how they'll share their experiences. Can the events be broken down into main ideas? How should the narratives begin? How should they end? How much information is necessary to make a point?
Today, kids have completed brainstormed lists of thoughts and ideas as a preliminary step to writing a personal narrative, plus a detailed picture to boot! Save the work for the next lesson. Read the following aloud: I ate a snack. I did my homework.
Now read the following aloud: I stumbled off the bus, arms full of books, dragging my jacket in the dust of the driveway. What a day it had been! Throwing everything on the sofa, I spied Mom's homemade chocolate fudge brownies cooling on the kitchen counter.
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