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Materials:
Write Source – pg. 97-100
"When You Start to Write" handout (website below)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_plan2.html

Thought Starters...Asking the Right Questions" handout (website below)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_plan3.html

Web for Brainstorming


Warm Up:
What are the content and form of a personal narrative?

Activity 1:
Using Write Source – pg. 97 have students describe a personal narrative.
A personal narrative is a story that tells about you. It tells about:
• What you did
• What happened to you
• What you learned from the experience

Activity 2:
Understand the goal of writing a personal narrative using Write Source – pg. 98

Activity 3:
Walk through the sample personal narrative (using Write Source – pg. 99-100) emphasizing beginning, middle, end, ideas, organization, voice and word choice.

Activity 4:
Using "When You Start to Write" handout (website below)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_plan2.html, students will begin to see that writing a narrative is just putting the pieces of the writing process together step by step.

Activity 5:
Using the following sentence starters, begin to think about events in your life that have made an impression on you.
The following sentence starters will help you choose a topic that both you and your reader will enjoy:
1. I was helpful when…
2. I was inspired when…
3. I was exhausted when…
4. I was excited when…
5. I was embarrassed when...
6. My most memorable moment was when...

Put an * by your top 3 choices of topics. Make a web for each of your 3 choices. Your web is to have the central idea and 3 key concepts.

Homework:
• Read for 30 minutes each night in a challenging chapter book. Complete an entry on your reading log.
• Night Write: The following sentence starters will help you choose a topic that both you and your reader will enjoy:
1. I was helpful when…
2. I was inspired when…
3. I was exhausted when…
4. I was excited when…
5. I was embarrassed when...
6. My most memorable moment was when...

Put stars next to 3 ideas that you think would make interesting topics for a personal narrative. Complete Web for Brainstorming for each of the 3 starred choices.

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