Do you want students to do a better job of setting up the who, when, and where in personal narrative introductions? Do you want your students to get better at recognizing and writing inner thinking, emotions, and sensory details in their personal narratives? Here is an effective and active way to give students practice for writing intros for personal narratives before they dive into their own writing.
Students will read multiple mentor texts of personal narrative intro paragraphs and get a chance to label them while hunting for great examples of authors establishing setting through the who, what, and where of a story. Students will also be hunting for and labeling examples of inner thinking and sensory details.
Students will also be given two prompts practice writing intro paragraphs for two example personal narrative ideas, with an opportunity to label their own work.
- 3 Intro Mentor Texts to Label
- 2 Intro Prompts to Practice Writing
- Personal Narrative Map Graphic Organizer