Personal Narrative Pond (ideas, organization, and voice) Graphic Organizer & Mini-Lesson

Students create unique personal narratives in this unique graphic organizer. See Full Product Description.

Number of pages: 2 Subject: Traits of Writing Grade: 2 - 4 Type: Graphic Organizers Author: Jennifer Jacobson Common Core: Language, Writing File Size: 513 KB

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Students create unique personal narratives in this unique graphic organizer. To demonstrate the difference between a generic topic and a specific, defined topic, print "Write about your favorite holiday" on the board. Invite students to comment on the topic and share reasons why this might be a difficult writing topic to tackle. Then write one or all of the following prompts on the board, again inviting student comments.

Common Core Alignment

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.1
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.5
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.4
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.3a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.4
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.3a
Teaching Tips

As a class, brainstorm a list of ten generic topics. Then challenge students by setting a timer for ten minutes and having them generate four ideas per topic that could be intriguing and unique to write about in a personal essay.