- 1. Personal Narrative Miss Webber Class Third Grade
2. What is a Personal Narrative?
- Tells the audienceMYstory
- Well planned story line with details
- Story occurs in chronological order?
- Conclusion usually includes how a problem was resolved or something new and exciting.
3. Our Goals
- Narrowing our focus and adding details
4. Day 1 Mapping and narrowing our focus 5. Mapping
- Lets look at your list from this weekend.
- Pick 3 ideas that you feel are your strongest
- What does it mean to Narrow your focus?
6. Narrowing Your Focus
- Remember to narrow your topic focus
- Topics That Are Too Large
- Our Family Trip to Cedar Point
- First Day at a New School
7. Narrowing even more
- Our Family Trip to Cedar Point
- 1. We got up early and got into the car.
- 2. We were in the car forever.
- 4. Got to Cedar Point, it was dark
- 1. Standing in line with my brother, Jim, hes eight years old.
- 2. My hands were sweating, felt like I was going to pass out.
- 3. Watched the roller coaster drop down the hill like
- 4. Felt like I was going to pass out cold.
8. Homework tonight Write down your three topics and come up with 3 or 4 details for each 9. Day 2 Picking a topic and Active Beginnings 10. Picking 1 topic
- Yesterday we narrowed out focus and last night you found details for 3 ideas.
- Today, discuss with them with your table partners.
- From that list, circle the one that you feel your could do your BEST writing on.
11. Hooking the audience
- What does it mean to HOOK the audience???
- In order to capture your readers attention, the beginning of your story must be interesting and lively enough to make your reader want to keep reading. One way to do this is to begin with an action.
- Use the Overhead to practice this
- Then start with your story an active sentence.
- Share with your table for suggestions
12. Day 3 Proper Format 13. Proper Format
- An introduction paragraph with an active beginning
- Each paragraph has one idea with a topic sentence with 3 to 4 supporting details.
- Closing paragraph to show how the main character has grown or changed in some way as a result of his or her experiences.
14. Day 4 Smooth Transitions 15. Smooth Transitions
- One way an author can get the readers attention is by using phrases that we call red flags.
- Red flags, such asall of a suddenorthe next thing, I knew , indicate a new twist in the plot.
- Red flags can replace predictable words and phrases, likenextorand then .
16. Transition word choices Use these words to go from paragraph to paragraph
17. Transition word choices
- Use these words to go from paragraph to paragraph
- Which, if I must say so myself
18. Transition activity
- Use the list of Transition words to complete the sentences.
19. Day 5 Closing Paragraph And Revising and Editing 20. Closing
- Writers use the ending of a story to show how the main character has grown or changed in some way as a result of his or her experiences.
- To do this, writers use a combination of techniques that include describing the main characters memories, decisions, actions, feelings, hopes, or wishes as a result of the events in the story.
- Use the Overhead to go over some examples
21. Revising andEditing
- Use your green and purple pens to complete self revising.
- Use tools such as a dictionary, thesauruses or your writers workshop notebook.
- You will have two peer conferences:
- The first one, use sticky notes to give suggestions
- The second one you will use the peer conference sheet
- Then you will meet with me and we will discuss your paper.
- Once we have meet, you can write your final draft and draw a picture.