Personal Narrative “Get to Know Me” Activity

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6th - 8th
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Description

One of the most challenging parts of teaching personal narrative writing is providing an engaging focus for young writers. Many students feel overwhelmed with broad, vague topics and thus flail about for details and descriptions in their narratives. With this fun, challenging activity, you can provide students with the tools to write eloquent, interesting personal narratives.

Students will compose a short, personal narrative about the origin and meaning of their names and how that impacts who they are. Using figurative language devices leads in narrative writing, and peer editing throughout the process, the final writing results will be something your students are proud to share (and you are excited to read)!

INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE:

  • Instructions for Use
  • Figurative Language Brochure: (*Please Note: If you have our Sample Lesson Plans or Poetry Research Project, you already have this brochure)
    • Includes an original poem written by EB Academic Camps
  • Sample Brochure with Answer Key for Six Figurative Language Devices (simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, idiom)
  • Get to Know Me Graphic Organizer
    • Students begin organizing information about the history of their name and how their name has influenced who they are.
  • Leads in Narrative Writing
    • Students familiarize themselves with six common leads used in narrative writing 
    • Includes examples of strong and weak leads
  • Narrative Writing Peer Editing
    • A generic narrative writing peer editing document that could be used for other narratives as well!
  • Paper for Final Draft
  • Rubric and Editable Rubric
    • A rubric for the final narrative piece. You will need PowerPoint in order to open and edit the editable version.
  • Bulletin Board Letters
    • Two letters per 8.5 x 11 computer paper, to help you create a bulletin board display

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Total Pages
45 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 months
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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