Follow the program that creates elementary students who beg to take their writing to recess and home. Launch the year with many fun and creative free writes while teaching the New Common Core State Standards on Narrative Writing. Use powerful anchor text to teach the craft of quality writing with skills such as sensory images, great leads and endings, powerful words, and other six traits. Teach your students to write the stories of their lives while getting them to fall in love with writing. Have simple to follow plans at your access. Assessment/checklist-rubric included. This unit is divided into three sections. Slower groups might need a bit more instruction before beginning the second section (email the author for suggestions—kickman@collaborativeclassroomorg). Your students might need a break between the second and third sections if they tire of personal narrative. Use the curriculums that earned Moffat Consolidated Schools five awards on the Colorado State Assessment Program.