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Personal Narrative Writing Unit

Personal Narrative Writing Unit
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This download contains 10 pages of materials for a full unit of instruction for teaching personal narrative writing. There are individual lessons for introducing what a personal narrative is, how to choose a focused topic, a list of potential topics, my own personalized graphic organizer for this unit, how to write that first sentence, ‘Show, Don’t Tell’ when describing, effective uses of dialogue, understanding tone, writing a reflective ending, and a list of Common Core State Standards that align with this unit for grades 11-12. All of the high interest examples in the lessons are from the book 'Under the Influence' (eLectio Publishing) by Phil Hamman, but you do not need to read or use the book in order to use these plans. Don’t tell your students, but once they all complete a personal narrative, you can actually read the first chapter of the above book for free on Amazon.com by going to the book and clicking on "Look Inside"! You could also read the free story to get the students started or listen to the author read it on Youtube. Fun fact: The author of 'Under the Influence' co-teaches high school English and got the idea for his book when he wrote one of the personal narratives in the book as an example to get his own class to write! Once they all wrote a story, he wrote another personal narrative for them and it turned into a book. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance either before or after purchasing a product; I'll be happy to help where I can at SMHcreations

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10 pages
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1 Week
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