Want to see what skills your new class of writers possess? Use this back to school personal narrative writing project based on the book "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" by Mark Teague to have some fun with your writers and their small moment stories from the summer!
This writing activity comes with lesson directions reviewing the basic parts of a narrative text and teaches exaggeration as an author's craft they can use in their writing. If you haven't read this book, the kids love it and it serves as an excellent mentor text for narrative writing.
Included in this writing activity are:
two graphic organizers for true events and exaggeration
mini-lesson on the 3 parts of a narrative text
3 draft pages for introduction, body and conclusion
a summer sandwich craftivity for the final draft
Will provide you with data to kick off your writer's workshop and the teaching of personal narrative while having fun in the process!