Students can start a personal narrative with a clear problem and solution by using this activity to organize their story. This handy graphic organizer will have students consider various aspects of their problem and solution, and how it made them feel.
This winter-themed lesson plan, which incorporates the book *Tree of Cranes* by Allen Say, teaches students about Japanese traditions and customs. They will review the basic elements of a narrative story, and then write their own narratives about a special event or moment in their life.
Surprise! Young writers are prompted to write a personal narrative about a time they were surprised. Students will practice sequencing and prewriting skills as they use this fun watermelon-shaped graphic organizer to plan out their personal narrative.