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September 27, 2005
Wednesday, September 28

Write Source – pg. 110-111
Outline for Writing a Personal Narrative
(Students worked on this document Thursday and Friday of last week.)

Warm Up:
What makes you beginning paragraph of your personal narrative a proper introduction to the rest of your narrative?

Activity 1:
Read pg. 110-111 aloud to the students with the students following along in their books. Be sure to stress the information in the left margins on the example in Write Source.

Activity 2:
Using the main ideas and details section of the Outline for Writing a Personal Narrative,
students are to write the middle paragraphs of their narrative. They are to begin their middle paragraphs at the end of their beginning paragraph. Students will need to be reminded that they must write this rough draft in pencil, in cursive, and write on every other line. The middle paragraphs must include:
• Sensory details to 4 of the 5 senses
• Chronological order (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.)
• Dialogue used in 2 places
o Speaker’s personality
o To keep the action going

• Read for 30 minutes each night in a challenging chapter book. Complete an entry on your reading log.
• Night Write:
Finish writing 1st rough draft of the middle paragraphs for your narrative using the example on page 110-111 in Write Source.

Remember: the 1st draft of your beginning paragraph and middle paragraphs must be written in pencil on every other line.

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