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Personal Narrative Pre-Writing Organizer.

My Many Memorable Firsts

This past week, we started a new personal narrative writing unit all about my many memorable firsts. I began this unit with a hook to engage student interest--we talked about roller coasters. Who doesn't have a love-hate relationship with a good ol' roller coaster? Especially in a room of second graders, the feelings are unanimous. "Roller coasters are SO MUCH FUN!" We talked about what it was like to go on a roller coaster for the very first time--how that wait in line feels like forever…

A WHOLE unit on writing personal narratives in the elementary classroom! The lessons even include suggested mentor texts. The best part...it is all FREE! This will be a wonderful addition to my writing workshop.

Personal Narratives

Use this writing personal narratives unit of study to help you plan your writing workshop.

Personal Narrative Essay Sample

How to write a Personal Narrative Essay for 4th - 6th grade

Do you need help teaching your child how to write a personal narrative essay? Here is a short video that explains an easy way to organize an...

Personal Narrative Checklist Anchor Chart... a writing lesson and FREE printables are also included!

An A From Miss Keller Freebies: A Mentor Text for Writing Personal Narratives

Personal Narrative Checklist Anchor Chart... a writing lesson and FREE printables are also included!

Common Core Aligned Anchor Chart: Helpful transitions to use when writing narratives.

Common Core Tips: Using Transitional Words in Writing

One of the keys to writing is using appropriate transitional words and phrases. For students who struggle with writing a cohesive essay or paper, it is essential that they use words that not only create a natural flow or progression, but link each point together. Using transitions is also a key aspect in each type of writing in the Common Core State Standards. For example, read the following writing standards for grades 9-10: For Writing Arguments CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.1c Use words…

Lucy Calkins Units of Study- SURVEY TIME!

Lucy Calkins Units of Study- SURVEY TIME! - One Extra Degree

This is going to be a super quick post! I use Lucy Calkins Units of Study to teach writing, and I love it! (In fact, I’ll have to write a separate post at another time outlining why I love it so much.) To make a long story short, I purchased both sets a few years …

Lucy Calkins Units of Study- SURVEY TIME!

Lucy Calkins Units of Study- SURVEY TIME! - One Extra Degree

This is going to be a super quick post! I use Lucy Calkins Units of Study to teach writing, and I love it! (In fact, I’ll have to write a separate post at another time outlining why I love it so much.) To make a long story short, I purchased both sets a few years …

Personal Narrative Mentor Texts | True Life I'm a Teacher

12 Books to Teach Personal Narrative | True Life I'm a Teacher

Personal Narrative Mentor Texts | True Life I'm a Teacher

Personal Narrative Mentor Texts | True Life I'm a Teacher

12 Books to Teach Personal Narrative | True Life I'm a Teacher

Personal Narrative Mentor Texts | True Life I'm a Teacher

Narrative writing story glove

Teaching My Friends!

Notice anything different about my Reading Strategies Book? Yes, I had that book bound! This might be the best thing ever. I have to give credit to Jennie Motes Smith who posted about doing it to some of her books on the Notice and Note Facebook page. I saw her post and literally got off my couch, grabbed my book, and went to Staples. It was done in 20 minutes and for less than $4, The twenty minutes was good because I was in such a rush to get there I actually left my wallet home and had to…

Teach students to write details that show rather than tell. Free student handouts are included with this blog post

Literacy & Math Ideas

Teach students to write details that show rather than tell. Free student handouts are included with this blog post

Personal Narrative Unit for Grades 3-6 In this unit are graphic organizers to help your students write amazing personal narratives. They are classroom tested in a fourth and fifth grade classroom. There are organizers on the following topics: *Brainstorming *Watermelon vs. Seed Ideas *Sensory Language *Introduction "Hooks" *Beginning, Middle, and End *Thinking about Setting *Character Traits *Dialogue *Transitions *Show, Don't Tell *Self & Peer Editing

Personal Narrative Unit Graphic Organizers

Personal Narrative Unit for Grades 3-6 In this unit are graphic organizers to help your students write amazing personal narratives. They are classroom tested in a fourth and fifth grade classroom. There are organizers on the following topics: *Brainstorming *Watermelon vs. Seed Ideas *Sensory Language *Introduction "Hooks" *Beginning, Middle, and End *Thinking about Setting *Character Traits *Dialogue *Transitions *Show, Don't Tell *Self & Peer Editing

twitter image: Strategies for generating realistic fiction ideas, great chart. #TCRWP pic.twitter.com/SU9EzzVAFp

Strategies for generating realistic fiction ideas, great chart. #TCRWP pic.twitter.com/SU9EzzVAFp