Describe yourself in three words.
A personal narrative is a story that is written about a real-life experience. When writing a personal narrative, you should include details and dialogue to make it interesting. Your personal narrative should include an introduction, body, and a conclusion.
Writing a Personal Narrative
Personal Narrative: a story that is based on personal experience and is told in the first person. Plot: the sequence of events that take place in a narrative and that make up the story’s structure. Theme: the central idea or message of a narrative that is revealed over the course of the story.
Most personal narratives are written in the first person point of view, allowing the reader to experience the story through the narrator's eyes. Personal narratives often incorporate flashbacks, which allow the author to share events that happened before the narrative began. Personal narratives can be written about any experience, even if it’s just a single moment in time.
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Work together in pairs: What did you learn today about writing a personal narrative?
Can you tell me about a time when you overcame a challenge or obstacle in your life?
Work together in pairs: What is one idea you have for a personal narrative?
What is a personal narrative?
- A story about an imaginary character
- A story about your favorite book
- A story about your family history
- A story about something that happened to you
What is the main purpose of a personal narrative?
- To create an imaginary world for the reader to enjoy
- To teach a lesson to the reader
- To share a personal experience with others
What are some important elements of a personal narrative?
- Characters, Setting, Plot, Theme
- Main Idea, Supporting Details, Conclusion
- Rhyme Scheme, Stanza Length
Which point of view is commonly used in personal narratives?
- First Person Point of View
- Third Person Limited Point Of View
- Second Person Point Of View
Why should you include sensory details in your personal narrative?
- Sensory details make the story more exciting.
- Sensory details help readers understand your thoughts and feelings.
- Sensory details help readers experience what happened to you.
13. Personalised Feedback
Write a story about a scary or frightening moment in your life. What happened? How was it scary? Are you still frightened?