Students often struggle with several important steps in memoir and personal narrative writing. From choosing a topic to finding a main idea to elaborating using literary techniques, students often lack the skills necessary to bring their ideas to life. This packet includes brainstorming worksheets, ideas for narrowing topics, graphic organizers for imagery and figurative language, elaboration ideas, professional samples of "show, don't tell," and much more.
Many of these writing worksheets are perfect to use as separate mini-lessons on "show, don't tell" and other elaboration techniques.
Samples for modeling for students are included.