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Title: Personal Narrative


1

Personal Narrative

Your Story
2

A Personal Narrative
  • Is an interesting story about the writer.
  • Is written in the first person (using the
    pronouns I, me, and my.
  • Has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
  • Presents events in a clear order.
  • Uses details to help readers see people, places,
    and events.
  • Shows how the writer feels about the experience
    and why it is meaningful to him or her.

3
The personal narrative tells about
  • A good time
  • A bad time
  • An important time
  • A memorable event
  • A first time
  • A last time

4

Freewrite
  • Take a few minutes and write without stopping.
  • Write about where the story takes place. Close
    your eyes and recall the place in your narrative.
    What do you see? Hear? Taste? Smell? Feel?
  • Write about the people who will be in your
    narrative. Think about the way each one looks,
    acts, and speaks. Conversation or dialogue is a
    good way to draw your readers into the action.
  • List the main events of the narrative along a
    timeline.

5

Graphic Organizers
6

Lead or Introduction

Grabs the reader's attention!!
Introduces the reader to the situation.
7

Types of Leads
  • Appeal to the readers senses by writing a vivid
    description of the scene.
  • Make readers wonder by asking a question.
  • Lure readers into the story quickly by using
    dialogue.

8
Supporting Paragraphs
  • Always begin with a topic sentence. Use specific
    details that support the topic sentence. Use
    sensory words to keep the readers attention.
  • Wrap up the paragraph with a concluding or
    transitioning sentence.
  • Remember to develop a minimum of 3 supporting
    paragraphs.

9
Use transitions to guide your readers through
your story!!
Cause / Effect
Importance
  • First
  • Next
  • Later
  • Finally
  • More important
  • Most of all
  • Last but not least
  • Therefore
  • Because
  • As a result
  • Consequently
  • Since
  • For
  • So

10

More Transitions
Examples
Comparison / Contrast
  • Similarly
  • In contrast
  • Unlike
  • On the other hand
  • Nevertheless
  • In the same way
  • Such as
  • For example
  • In other words
  • Along with
  • For instance
  • Like

11
Conclusion
  • Use a topic sentence for your concluding
    paragraph.
  • Wrap up all loose ends so that the reader doesnt
    have any questions.
  • Your last sentence should conclude the narrative.
    The reader knows that the story is over.

12

Revise and Edit
  • Read your paper aloud to yourself or a partner.
    Did the introduction capture you or your
    partners attention?.
  • Is the order of events clear? Did I include
    transitions?
  • Do I use details that appeal to the five senses?
  • Is the conclusion an end to the narrative?
  • Do I have at least five paragraphs?

13

Have fun writing your narrative!!!
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