Personal Narrative Writing

Personal Narrative Writing

Use these sentence starters to help you brainstorm topics for your writing.
 

One time my family and I went . . .

Once when I was  ___ years old, . . .

I was really proud when  . . .

A funny thing happened to me when . . .

One summer I . . .

I worked really hard to learn  . . .

I was scared when . . .

My favorite memory is . . .

Last year my best friend and I . . .

During a storm, I . . .

Writing Traits for Personal Narratives
Ideas Did I have a clear focus on my personal experience?
Organization Did I create a storyboard, time line, or flowchart of the major events? Is my story in time order?
Voice Did I use first-person point of view? Did my personality come through in my writing?
Sentence Fluency Did I use a variety of sentences? Did I avoid rambling or run-on sentences?
Word Choice Did I use descriptive words?
Conventions Did I check for mistakes in spelling, punctuation, and capitalization?
Presentation

Did I include art, such as photos or drawings, and make my work visually appealing?