When my students are given the "narrative prompt," they never fail to ask, "How many paragraphs do we have to write?" These pages will clear that up ASAP!! A narrative is not an essay and students must know this! As long as it has the story structure and proper paragraphing, it will be ENOUGH!
I am always amazed and never disappointed with my students' personal narratives each and every time we use these planners! Use these printables to get students to write personal narratives and/or autobiographical incidents or ANY type of fictional story/short story while including ALL of the necessary elements: setting/characters/plot/theme-this planner ensures there won't be a rush to the end!
This planner is more for a story, so if you're interested in a more formal ESSAY, then see my store for the listing: "Personal Narrative Essay Planner Pages (pack)."
See my Facebook page, Reading Response Creations, for tips & comments as well as a beginning student-written narrative sample!
They will be ready to formulate their story in no time!
Designed for multiple uses, multi-use.
-introductory page: defines narrative [definition provided by the teacher]; includes a small area for brainstorming ideas; and an area for listing where to indent: I suggest paragraphing at each story element and at dialogue/speakers [this should be a mini-lesson] and with author's techniques such as at flash-forwards, background info., and flashbacks! The choice is yours, however!
-story elements page which can be used to plan then used for analyzing the final draft by exchanging stories with a partner or having a parent or aid help in the process-this page allows for the 3 options where the teacher chooses and there are check-mark choices!
Flexible use options:
-use pages together or separately
-use pages for small group or whole group instruction
-use pages as part of a HW packet or project
-use as part of a writing lesson
-use to supplement any reading/writing program
Students will be writing better stories in no time flat! See my store for a related product: "writing a personal narrative using correct paragraphing" and here is another related product:
Writing-Fictional-Stories-or-Personal-Narratives-Analyzing-and-Planning-Pages [these pages are for analyzing a short story from a professional source-the listing here is for analyzing a fellow student's story!!]