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)."
Use the analysis page and planning page together or separately: One page is for analyzing a sample story that they will write. For example, if students are to write an autobiographical incident, students will use the first page to analyze one by "mapping" the sample story (teachers provide sample stories of their choice). The second page is for planning their own story. The difference between the pages is that the analysis page requires quotes and the story planner does not. They will be ready to formulate their story in no time!
Designed for multiple uses, multi-use.
-story analysis page/map
Flexible use options:
-use pages together or separately
-use pages as story maps
-use pages for organizing summaries of stories
-use pages for general uses in language arts
-use pages for small group or whole group instruction
-use pages as documents in independent reading
-use pages as part of a HW packet or project
-use as part of a reading lesson
-use as part of a writing lesson
-use to supplement any reading/writing program
-use with stories/narratives from teacher-purchased books
-use to supplement stories/narratives from on-line resources
Students will be writing better stories in no time flat!