Lesson Plan

Writing What We Know

Second graders will love learning about personal narratives as they listen to a hilarious text read aloud and begin to plan their own small moment stories.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to plan and start to write a personal narrative that includes details.


(10 minutes)
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  • Read aloud an example of narrative writing, such as The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant.
  • Invite students to share what the story was about. Ask them to turn and talk to a peer, then have a few students share out their ideas with the class.
  • Share with students that one way to think about a narrative is to think of what happened in order using the following frame: First…Then…Finally…
  • Ask students to think about what strong emotion or feeling the story was about. Ask students to reflect on what they think the author wanted readers to know after reading.