Monday, March 18, 2013

Writing Nonfiction Personal Narratives

I have shared a few lessons this week about writing nonfiction personal narratives with my class. 

I assigned students a classmate to write about. We used a Flow Map to interview our friends right here. We drew pictures from the information we gathered into the flow map. 

Next, we started our stories below.
This is the template I gave students.

Revising and Editing Their Work
At the end of the writing time, I would have a few students share. I would say ALL of them wrote. 

Child: First, Mary eats her breakfast.
Teacher: I would say, "What did Mary eat for breakfast?" 
Child: She had cereal.
Teacher: You need to find out what kind of cereal. Readers can make a better picture in their mind if you give specific information. 

Here is our anchor chart this lesson below.

Here is a sample of a Day in the Life of...


  1. I am SO excited to try this with my kinders!!! Thank you for sharing.. you are touching more kids with your kindness. Cathy

  2. I am so glad you will try this with your class Cathy! Thanks you for your kind words!

  3. i am testing this


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