This personal narrative writing activity will help build the foundational structure of your students’ personal narratives. This resource serves as a reliable scaffold for every key element of a compelling story: Exposition, Inciting Incident, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution.
Before diving into this writing activity, based on an open-ended prompt, students will brainstorm and intricately map out the sequence of story events. This guided approach ensures a solid narrative framework, setting the stage for captivating and well-structured storytelling.
- Pre-writing Planner – students will brainstorm key events of interest on the given prompt. They will then choose one event to narrate.
- Elements of a Plot template – students will map their ideas of the key event chosen
- Writing Template – lined sheets for students to write out their personal narratives
- Self-editing Checklist
- Peer-editing Checklist
- Marking rubric – useful for teacher to pre-assess a student’s writing skills at the start of the year or semester.
- written samples
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