Personal narratives are based on real-life (true) personal experiences that have significant meaning for the writer. These experiences usually make a big impact on the student’s life and add insight and learning into the student’s personal circle. The student will write a fight song describing the personal experience in detail, through lyrics and song. Remember – personal narratives are to be written in first person, point of view.
1. To write a personal narrative in the form of a song
2. Recognize different features of personal narratives such as first person, revealing thoughts, dialogue, and descriptions.
1. Can I write narratives using effective sequencing, transitions, and narrative techniques to engage a reader?
2. Can I analyze how an individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text?
3. Can I apply knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening?
4. Can I vary sentence patterns for meaning, interest of the intended audience, and style?
5. Can I maintain consistency in style and tone?
Students will write their own fight song. Length will be determined by the teacher dependent upon the student skill levels and development levels.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6-12.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.612-.3.a: Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6-12.3.b: Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6-12.3.c: Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6-12.3.d: Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6-12.3.e: Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.