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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Write Source – pg. 110-111
Outline for Writing a Personal Narrative
The site below gives models of essays written by students. is a fabulous guide to the steps in writing a personal narrative.)

The sensory detail chart will be collected on Thursday for a grade.

Warm Up:
Answer the following questions regarding getting all your ideas down on paper:
What is my topic or controlling idea?
What details or examples will develop my topic?
What words should I choose to develop my topic?
In what order should I write my ideas?

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 your web, sensory detail chart, and list of 8 events in chronological order, complete Outline for Writing a Personal Narrative.
Activity 3:
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 and your completed Outline for Writing a Personal Narrative.

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

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