• Personal Narrative

    Crafting Powerful Life Stories

    Students will be asked to put the true stories of their lives on the page, stories that carry significance. Students will be asked to draw on all they know, show their story and not just tell, reimaging the story by stepping back into your shoes in the moment and making the reader feel they were there with you. 

    During this unit students will:

    • Write from Moments that Really Matter
    • Tell the Story from the Narrator's Point of View
    • Reading Closely to Learn from Other Author's
    • Experiment with Beginnings
    • Re-Angling and Rewriting to Convey What a Story is Really About
    • Elaborating on Important Scenes and Adding New Ones from the Past
    • Slowing Down and Stretching Out the Story's Problem
    • Ending Stories in Meaningful Ways