This is a 32 page unit lesson plan for teaching personal narratives. It is aligned to the common cores standards. In this unit students will analyze stacks of personal narrative mentor texts and printable stories. The will notice commonalities and write the rulebook for how to write a personal narrative. They will learn about a lot of different types of leads and conclusions, transition words, editing and revising strategies, showing not telling, etc. It is a well written, clear lesson plan with links to videos, power points, and several other resources.