This is a practice for writing. I do it when introducing what a personal narrative is. It is a bit long for second graders, but students in higher lever find it fine. For third graders it is good.
There is a reading and then questions about the reading, not as comprehension but for them to think what is a personal narrative. Also they have to write a short summary for it.
This is an open response activity.
I´m trying to prepare them in second grade for their wonderful writing in future grades!