Write Your Personal History: Personal Narrative Writing

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This kit will help you guide your students through writing their own personal history. First, help them create a timeline. Then use the provided writing prompts to write a little bit at a time. Help your students organize their prompts in a binder in the order in which their life events occurred. Several open-ended prompts and blank writing pages are included so your students can add memories or experiences that aren't included in the prompts. This product has 2 versions: guided writing lines and regular lines to fit the needs of your students. Add a cover page and add colored dividers so they can add and find their memories quickly. This writing project will take a few weeks as it will be a series of writing assignments. It might be a great homework writing project. If students take it home with them, their families will help them remember details, stories, and possibly even add real pictures.

What You Get:

  • 2 pages of prompts for open-ended entries.
  • 2 versions (guided handwriting lines and regular lines) of a timeline for your student to fill out and put up on the wall to see the sequence of their life.
  • 2 versions of 50 prompts that cover basic life events that most students experience.
  • 2 versions of several open-ended prompt pages for personal and individual ideas that aren't covered by the prompts.
  • 2 versions of an extra writing page in case your students need more writing space for a particular prompt.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.
Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
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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