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116 resources with the concept personal narrative writing

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Hooking Your Reader

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Hook your class into inquiry-based, hands-on learning with a activity on narrative leads. Pupils research different types of hooks and decide which one to use in their own writing. Carefully scaffolded to include all learners, the...
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The Fox and the Crow

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Aesop's fables are full of tricky foxes, and "The Fox and the Crow" is no exception. Individuals listen to an audio passage and write either a fable or a personal narrative about a time they wanted a friend to share something with them. 
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Telling My Story

For Teachers 12th Standards
Entrance essays are the ultimate sales pitch! Show your seniors how to market themselves in the first of six college and career readiness lesson plans. Pupils discover the do's and don'ts of writing personal statements through research,...
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The Hare and the Tortoise

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Does slow and steady really win the race? Class members listen to an audio version of "The Tortoise and the Hare" before completing a math activity, which prompts them to calculate distance, rate, and time. A writing assignment prompts...
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The Fox, the Rooster, and the Dog

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What happens when a tricky rooster tries to outsmart a cunning fox? An audio retelling of Aesop's fable "The Fox, the Rooster, and the Dog" inspires learners to think about any deception they may have used in order to get what they want....
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The Fox and the Cat

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Would you rather have one safe plan or one hundred possible options? Learners read Aesop's "The Fox and the Cat" and write either a narrative story or a fable about a time when they had many choices, but could only choose one.
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The Donkey, the Fox, and the Lion

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Learn about the value of teamwork with Aesop's "The Donkey, the Fox, and the Lion." After listening to an audio retelling of the fable, pupils write an alternate ending and share with their peers.
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The Dog in the Manger

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Have you ever refused to share something you didn't need? An audio version of Aesop's "The Dog in the Manger" explores a similar situation and prompts class practice narrative writing skills with a short story about a time they did not...
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The Importance of Flashbacks

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Jeffrey Eugenides's The Virgin Suicides is a powerful and disturbing novel, due in large part to how the author chooses to structure his text and how he uses flashbacks to reveal more about the Lisbon sisters. As part of their study of...
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Personal Narratives: Writing, Revising, and Publishing (WRAP)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Writing is a process, and lesson planning is, too! A personal narrative unit stresses the writing process to pupils, who first examine various stories and poems as a model of autobiographical writing and then write their own stories....
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Who Am I? Using Personal Narrative to Reflect on Identity

For Teachers 6th Standards
Who am I? Pupils work to answer this question through a unit that explores personal narratives and identity. Exit tickets for activities that examine different poems, short stories, and autobiographical writing serve as prewriting for...
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Finding Your Own Walden Through Observation and Journaling

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Walden Woods Project encourages class members to identify and celebrate their own "Walden" that is need of protection. As part of the project, young environmentalists read passages that reveal Thoreau's literary naturalism and his...
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Scent-Inspired Composition

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Our sense of smell has a wonderful way of bringing back memories. Unlock those memories with an olfactory-inspired writing prompt that challenges writers to tell a story about a specific smell and the memories it conjures.
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650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
An extensive list of narrative prompts is just what you need to inspire young writers to tell their stories. Arranged by topic, the questions are sure give them something to talk about.
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Personal Narratives: Learning from Lessons Life Teaches Us

For Teachers 7th Standards
"First Appearance," Mark Twain's tale about overcoming stage fright, serves as a model of a personal narrative and gets young writers thinking about milestones in their own lives. After examining student models and considering the...
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Introducing Symbols–The Beach

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Looking for a way to introduce class members to the concept of symbolism and multiple levels of meaning? Readers examine two different passages about the beach and consider how the writers use concrete objects, and places to represent...
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Narrative “Bildungsroman” Assignment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As part of a unit study of To Kill a Mockingbird, class members relate their own stories of experiences that gave them insight into themselves and that inspired them to grow as a person.
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"Would You Rather?" Writing Prompts

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Would you rather eat a cricket or a worm? Have your young writers decide and write about why. Choose from 35 different writing prompts to spark interest and creativity. Even your most reluctant writers are sure to enjoy. Each prompt also...
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Nifty Narrative

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
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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Personal Narrative Writing Prompts

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Looking for stimulating writing prompts that won't make young writers cringe? A set of five personal narrative writing prompts engages pupils in analyzing, thinking, connecting, and writing about particular topics. Each prompt begins...
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Biographical Narrative: Journal Prompts

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
The opportunities are endless with a worksheet containing 24 biographical narrative writing prompts. Although there are no directions or specifications for the writing process, the prompts promote the use of narrative writing techniques...
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 3, Lesson 7

For Teachers 12th Standards
As an end-of-unit assessment, class members complete the final drafts of their Common Application narrative essay, and then meet in pairs to discuss the independent reading selection.
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 3, Lesson 6

For Teachers 12th Standards
After a brief discussion of their independent reading texts, pairs exchange their college narratives, and using the provided peer review tool, give their partner suggestions on how the draft may be improved.
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 3, Lesson 5

For Teachers 12th Standards
To underscore the importance of precise diction and sensory details in narratives, class members examine two statements to determine which is more effective and has a greater impact on the reader. Individuals then examine the word choice...