If your students are reading autobiographical incidents or personal narratives then these pages are a must! These are flexible pages that can be paired with reading and/or writing. For example, students may be reading shorter narratives in their text-book/anthology and these pages will give them a purpose for reading and analyzing. These printables can even be used with writing. For instance, if students are writing a personal narrative, their partner [or the writer/author] can use these pages to be sure the narrative has all of the necessary elements.
Students will fill in sentence starters that define personal narrative/autobiographical incident [as defined by the teacher]; they will analyze first person point of view; and they will define the elements most often related to this type of writing: setting, incident, reaction, and reflection. They will note these elements with sentence starters then quote the text evidence.
-Page 1: for introductory lesson
-Page 2: a continuation page for quote over-flow
-Page 3: for continued use after intro. page has been used
Flexible use options:
-use with whole class and/or small groups
-use as part of a packet
-use with shorter or longer texts
-use to bridge reading and writing
-use to supplement reading programs. anthologies, and narratives from teacher bought supplementary books
-use to supplement on-line reading/resources
You will find many ways to use/reuse these pages year-round!