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75 resources with the keyterm personal narrative

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Autobiographical or Personal Narrative Writing Template

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Help your pupils structure personal narratives. The graphic organizer includes space to jot down a quick introduction, the experience, the significance of the experience, a brief beginning, middle, and end, and a concluding sentence or...
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Brainstorm Possible Story Ideas for a Response to a Narrative Prompt

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Batten down the hatches, there's a storm brewing. Young writers learn how to brainstorm ideas for a personal narrative in the second lesson of this writing series. Watch the video and follow along with the instructor as she explains her...
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Identify Key Ideas in a Narrative Writing Prompt

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
The first step to responding to a writing prompt is to figure out what it's asking. In the first lesson of this narrative writing series, fourth graders learn to identify key ideas that help them understand the type of writing required...
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Add Details about Characters in Narrative Writing

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Stories are much more interesting to read when they involve realistic characters. The sixth lesson of this writing series helps learners add details to enhance the characters in their personal narratives. This revision process involves...
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Use Transition Words in Narrative Writing

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
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...
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Choosing a Story Idea for a Narrative

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Decisions, decisions. Now that young writers have brainstormed ideas for a personal narrative, it's time to decide which one to write about. Follow along as the instructor explores the thought process involved in choosing the topic that...
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Organize Ideas Chronologically for a Narrative

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
First things first. Before writing a personal narrative, young authors must plan out a sequence of events to include in the story. Learners accomplish this by imagining their topic as a movie playing in their mind's eye, moving...
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Write a Strong Ending for a Narrative

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
The end is near. After all the brainstorming, planning, drafting, and revising, it is time for young writers to conclude their personal narratives. Reading back over their drafts, children generate lists of the different emotions they...
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Planning and Drafting a Personal Narrative

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Bring your learners together to write a class narrative about the first day of school. Start off by teaching them about sequence with a quick oral activity. Then, work together to fill out a story map. Finally, compose the class...
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Lesson: The Gift of Giving

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Giving gifts has been a part of the human experience since modern man walked the earth. Upper graders explore the culture of gift giving in Mayan times through an artistic analysis. They analyze gift giving and palace life as seen on an...
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A Night in Lights: Special Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A good way to become a good writer is to read what you plan to write. Learners take the leap into writing a personal narrative after first reading a really good example. They read the story A Night in Lights, discussing the author's use...
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The Great Egg-Heist

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Remember when you were a young child and the wold was a very different place? Kids read a spy style narrative about a chicken coop. They analyze the author's style choice and voice, then write a personal narrative in a style of their...
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Personal Narrative Writing Prompts and Writing in First Person

For Students 6th - 9th
Part of the Read 180 curriculum for English language learners, this plan prompts writers to sharpen their skills. They select one of four listed personal narrative writing prompts to complete and respond to six questions that require...
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Walking in the Woods with Owl Moon

For Teachers 4th
Kids will think of a special time they spent with a special person as inspiration for their personal narratives. They'll read and then create a flow map for the story Owl Moon. Then they will brainstorm their own narrative using the flow...
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"Shooting An Elephant": George Orwell's Essay on His Life in Burma

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school readers examine George Orwell's essay "Shooting an Elephant" for examples of symbolism, metaphor, connotation, and irony. They analyze how these literary tools convey the writer's main point and contribute to the persuasive...
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Student Opinion: Who Inspires You?

For Students 7th - 12th
Inspire your class to write about role models and personal heroes with this resource from The Learning Network. Class members read a New York Times article excerpt about basketball star Jeremy Lin and how he inspired the author. After...
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Student Opinion: Are You Popular, Quirky or Conformist?

For Students 7th - 12th
Approach the topic of popularity with this resource from the New York Times and their Learning Network series. The article is about Alexandra Robbins' "Quirk Theory." Learners respond to the article excerpt either on paper or online....
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Student Opinion: What Teacher Do You Appreciate?

For Students 7th - 12th
This online resource is composed of a writing sample about teacher appreciation and a writing prompt for learners. You could use this as an in-class journal activity or you could have class members post their responses on the New York...
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Student Opinion: When Did You Have a Great Conversation?

For Students 7th - 12th
Conduct a classroom conversation about communication using this resource as a jumping-off point. For this The Learning Network activity, learners read an excerpt from The New York Times opinion piece, "The Flight From Conversation," and...
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The Personal Narrative - Part 3

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Let's peer edit! Have your writers exchange their personal narratives with another learner! While peer editing, they will look for any missing information and identify strong details. They can practice literary analysis skills using a...
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The Personal Narrative

For Teachers 5th - 8th
After writing a personal narrative, learners edit their work and that of their classmates. Using the imbedded link, pupils edit their paper. They form small groups and check each other's papers for spelling, grammar usage, sentence...
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Welcome to My World! Developing a Personal Narrative Timeline

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Explore the personal histories of your third graders by creating timelines. Youngsters review five events that had an important impact on their lives. They then create a timeline on their computers using multi-media software and narrate...
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Memoir Writing Based on Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Using chapter 1 of Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed, middle schoolers write a personal memoir based on Spinelli's style and a Six Trait writing activity. The lesson suggests several ways to activate prior knowledge, including a picture book and...
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The Ultimate Survivor Using Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What items would you need to survive if you were stranded in a remote place? Using chapter 10 of Gary Paulsen's Hatchet, middle-schoolers work through a Six Trait writing activity to create a story about their own survival in a similar...