These sixteen personal narrative prompts follow the STAAR format for Texas teachers, but they are also useful for teachers in Common Core states. They are designed to give students confidence as they respond to writing assessment situations. Prompts are broad and open-ended, allowing students wide latitude in choosing their specific subject. The range of topics will help students feel comfortable writing about various real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. Each prompt is accompanied by a color photograph.