Memory Triggers are an amazing way to engage high school students in creating personal narratives. Personal narrative writing is becoming a lost art due to state mandated tests that focus strictly on exposition, persuasive, and analytical writing. This activity involves 20 tangible objects that students peruse, record their memories, and choose one special memory for their personal narrative. Both student and teacher will take an emotional journey using Memory Triggers. This is also a great activity for seniors at the first of the school year because these essays may also be used for the college admission essay (based on the specific prompt). Enjoy!