Do you want students to do a better job of building tension during their rising action? 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 rising action for personal narratives before they dive into their own writing.
Students will read multiple mentor texts of personal narrative rising action paragraphs and get a chance to label them while hunting for great examples of authors using techniques to build tension. Students will also be hunting for and labeling examples of inner thinking and sensory details.
Students will also be given two prompts practice writing rising action paragraphs for two example personal narrative ideas, with an opportunity to label their own work.
- 3 Rising Action Mentor Texts to Label
- 2 Rising Action Writing Prompts
- Personal Narrative Map Graphic Organizer