Ew! Who doesn't love to tell a gross story? I’ve included all pages necessary to have students writing their own GROSS personal narrative. This activity works well as either a whole group or center activity.
Whole Group - You can use this as a whole group exercise and work through the steps to writing a personal narrative together.
Centers - This can be broken into a three week center. Each week the students focus on one aspect of the writing process.
Week 1: Brainstorm and Illustrate
Students use the 4-Square graphic organizer, the questionnaire, or some other brainstorming technique to think about the GROSSEST thing that’s ever happened to them. They may need some prompting (vomit, blood, stitches, etc). Boys REALLY enjoy this writing prompt and it helps many get over their fear of writing. I’ve included a brainstorming and personal narrative example for students to refer to. Next, students will illustrate their gross “ew” moment. I’ve included a checklist to make sure their illustration is complete. You can have students cut out their illustration on the dotted lines and glue them to their final copy. This way they won’t need to redraw anything or wait until the writing is all done to draw!
Week 2: Rough Draft and Editing
This week, students will take their illustration and graphic organizer and start writing. When they have finished their rough draft, have them use the Editing Checklist to review their work. If you have peer editing set up, this is a great time to have another student review the story.
Week 3: Finish Editing and Final Copy
This week, students finish their editing and begin on their final copy. Final copies should be in their nicest handwriting. Several writing pages are included, use what works best for your group of kids.
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