Excellent resource for the students. Having the students complete this assignment made me realize that the students had trouble with the differents between radiant energy, solar energy and thermal energy. Thank you.
I am a little unclear about how to use this lesson. It seems like it is a beginning of the year lesson. Do you talk about personal narratives on the first day and share the example you gave? Is the the first unit? It looks interesting though!
We usually start the year in writing with Lucy Calkins Launching the Writing Workshop. This file will help you facilitate the first lesson of her book. If you are going to start using her book as a resource, let me know as I have other NB files that go along with each lesson of Launching the Writer's Workshop Grades 3-5.