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Experience Explanations

When your students make connections to their personal lives, their writing will flourish! Use this lesson plan as a springboard to helping students plan and develop their own personal narratives.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to plan for a personal narrative.
  • Students will be able to plan individual details of a narrative.


(5 minutes)
Something DifficultSo Surprised!Elaborating on Feelings
  • Display the photograph or picture so that all students can see it.
  • Invite the students to participate in finding as many details as possible in the picture.
  • Tell the students that they will be learning how to include details in a narrative essay that represents a real personal experience.

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