My first writing unit of the year is always personal narratives because I think kids feel comfortable telling stories from their lives. think the term “personal narrative” is a lot for kids to get their heads around. This chart breaks it down a little.
When teaching students how to write leads, this is a great handout to give them so that they can have examples of different ways to approach the lead. This will help them develop strong leads that will lure their readers into the story.
This is a great template for Personal Narrative Sequencing Organizers. Students can practice writing narratives by using a sequencing organizer to get the meat of their story told using temporal words.