I use this graphic organizer for all of my students when teaching about personal narratives. I notice a DRAMATIC difference in the quality of work my students are able to produce as result of this organizer.
What's it include?
A break down of the small moment into steps.
Brainstorm of characters & characters with dialogue.
Description of the setting and sensory details.
Leads/ Beginnings/ ways to hook in the reader.
Story Mountain visual for students to understand the rising actions that builds to a problem OR heart moment and the falling action after.