Personal Narrative Writing Graphic Organizers

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
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Do you ever have difficulty getting your students to write about stories from their lives? Help them write a personal narrative using a simple step by step format! This resource allows students to come up with their own small moment idea and create a detailed story about it. The provided anchor chart examples can be used with mini lessons to help guide students through the different steps of the writing process.

Included in this resource:

  • List of Mentor Text Picture Books

  • Anchor Charts-Sample anchor charts to be used with mini lessons for: using senses, making a timeline, strategies for  leads, show/not tell, the heart of the story, and strategies for endings.

  • Think of a Small Moment-Students will brainstorm possible memories to write about.

  • Planning the Story-Planning sheets to help students remember their small in moment in a more detailed way.
    • Senses- Students will think of their memory using their senses.
    • Timeline-Students will plan out the events of their stories.

  • Drafting the Story-
    • Lead-Students will learn about three lead strategies and try out two different strategies to begin their story.
    • Events-Students draft the events of the story.
    • Ending--Students will learn about three different ending strategies and try out two different endings.

  • Revising/Editing Checklist 

  • Final copy paper for final story

  • Compliments page that can be used for a writing celebration

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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.


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