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Personal Narrative Writing 6th Grade Language Arts

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Transcript of Personal Narrative Writing 6th Grade Language Arts

Foundation
Rubric and Revision
Graphic Organizers
Introduction
Supporting Paragraphs
A Personal Narrative...
A Personal Narrative Tells About...
Grabs the reader's attention.
Introduces the reader to the situation.
Types of Leads:
Always begin with a topic sentence.
Use specific details that support the topic sentence.
Use sensory words to keep the reader's attention.
Wrap up the paragraph with a conclusion or transition sentence.
Remember to develop a minimum of three supporting paragraphs!
Personal Narratives
Personal Narrative
- is a true story about something that happened to you.
Is an interesting story about the writer.
Is written in the first person (using the pronouns I, me, and my).
Has a beginning, middle, and an end.
Presents events in a clear order.
Uses details to help readers imagine people, places, and events.
Shows how the writer feels about the experience and why it is meaningful to him or her.
Your Story Coming Alive
A good time
A bad time
An important time
A memorable event
A first time
A last time
A moment of change
Free-write
Close your eyes and listen to the waves.
Now take a few minutes and write without stopping about a story that the waves bring to mind.
Write about where the story takes place. What do you see? Hear? Taste? Smell? Feel?
Write about the people who will be in your narrative. Think about the way each person looks, acts, and speaks.
Conversation or dialogue is a good way to draw your readers into the action of your narrative.
List the main events of the narrative along a timeline.
Graphic organizers help you to organize your thoughts and think about the different types of details that you would like to include in your final narrative.
Appeal to the reader's senses by writing a vivid description of the scene.
Make the reader wonder about your story by asking a question.
Lure the reader into the story by using dialogue.
Transitions
Use transitions to guide your readers through your story
Importance
Cause/Effect
First
Next
Later
Finally
More importantly
Most of all
Lastly
Therefore
Because
As a result
Consequently
Since
For
So
Compare/Contrast
Similarly
In contrast
Unlike
On the other hand
Nevertheless
In the same way
Examples
Such as
For example
In other words
Along with
For instance
Like
Conclusion
Use a topic sentence for your concluding paragraph.
Wrap up all of those loose ends so that the reader does not have any questions!
Your last sentence should conclude the narrative.
The reader should KNOW that the story is over!
Read your paper aloud to yourself or a friend. Did the introduction capture you or your partner's attention?
Do you engage in the writing process?
(1) pre-write, (2) drafting, and (3) editing?
Is your story organized? Do you use transitions?
Is your final draft neatly written and free of mistakes? If typed, is it free of typos?
Did you use creative details?
Did you meet the requirements? 3 paragraphs minimum. 4-7 sentences per paragraph.
Did you check you grammar?
Did you check your rubric?
And most importantly...
HAVE FUN WRITING!
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