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Personal Narrative Writing Process for SLA

This is my brainstorming list to model for sophomore language arts

Jennifer Oehler

on 25 January 2012

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Transcript of Personal Narrative Writing Process for SLA

Birth of Belle

Birth of Lark

Time I failed a presentation in African American Lit Class

Falling in the pool when I was 5

Learning to ride a bike

Getting in a fight at the bus stop

My first kiss

Being bullied in 7th grade Feeling pain at 2 am and certain today is the day
waking up every two hours
making breakfast at 6am
doctor appt. at 11
pain started again at 1 contractions started at 5am
called mom and dad and marsha
dropped off belle
read the newspaper horoscopes overloaded class schedule
didn't look ahead in the syllabus
realized I missed a deadline
desparate to make up the grade walking around grandma's
parents chatting around the table
I fell in
dad jumped in with all of his clothes on
Dad always said, "You have to fall 100 times before you really learne to ride a bike."
Decided to practice in the parking lot behind the school
Dad had to ride on Alli's bike and steer my bike at the same time.
The hill seemed so huge!
We went out of control and all fell off and over the handle bar. Step 2 in the writing Process:
"Dig for Details" Make a web of details around your potential topics to discover what you have the most vivid memories about. Writing Standard:
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. a. Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing one or multiple points of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events. b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and or characters. c. Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole. d. Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters. e. Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative. Step 1 in the writing process: Brainstorm Think of all possible experiences that have shaped your life. How did you get your name?
Where have you lived? What were the houses like? the neighborhoods? town?
what is special and unique about you and your family?
What's your favorite hobby?
what is your favorite sport?
what was the best family vacation?
when was the first time you traveled alone?
Describe your favorite teacher.
What subject gives you the most headaches? Mrs. Oehler's sample brainstorm.
Birth of Belle
Birth of Lark
Time I spilled spaghetti
Time I failed a presentation assignment my Jr. year of college
Dr. Reed’s Shakespeare Class
Getting my purse stolen from a party
Getting my checkbook stolen from a hotel room
My first challenging experience with a student
Playing co-ed soccer
Falling in the pool when I was 5
Learning to ride bike with sister
Getting in a fight at the bus stop
Time I got sent to the hall in 7th grade English
My first kiss
My first major break up
Being bullied in 7th grade
Hearing about one of my former students being killed in a car accident.
Franklin, Wisconsin
3rd grade
Danny, a 4th-grader, always kicked my bookbag out of the line.
I learned to stick up for myself.
Jeff Fridges
8th grade
Halloween night - at the end of trick-or-treating
Positive my mom could read it all over my face! North Royalton, OH
Girls can be so mean!
Made fun of my clothes
Called me names
Put notes in my locker
I told teachers and my parents.
Thankfully, we moved the next year and I didn't have to deal with them again.
Years later, while attending Kent State University, one of the boys didn't remember me and started flirting with me.
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