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Characteristics of. Personal Narrative. Personal ~having to do with oneself Narrative ~telling a story A personal narrative is a story about yourself!. What Does Personal Narrative Mean?. Personal Narratives are told in FIRST PERSON point of view Use pronouns like I, me, we…

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Characteristics of

Personal Narrative

Personal~having to do with oneself

Narrative~telling a story

A personal narrative is a story about yourself!

What Does Personal Narrative Mean?

Personal Narratives are told in FIRST PERSON point of view

Use pronouns like I, me, we…

YOU are telling the story of what happened to you.

Point of View

Focus on only ONE event in your story

Do not try to tell your whole life story

Focus of your personal narrative

Personal Narratives should be told in chronological order

Start with what happened first, second, third, etc.

Use transitions that help show the passage of time (then, later, the next day, etc.)


Use a sophisticated introduction technique

For this assignment, you will you the technique called FLASHBACK

I will teach you how to use flashback when we start the writing process

Introduction Technique

Tell the reader how people reacted to the events in the story

What did you and the other people DO?

What did you and the other people SAY?

This is what makes the story interesting and connects the reader to the events

Include reactions in your story

Reflection tells why the story is important

Reflection reveals what you and the other people in the story learned from the experience

Reflection indicates why the story is memorable

This is what makes your writing more mature!

Use reflection throughout your story, but especially at the end (as a conclusion)

Include reflection in your story

There will be a Personal Narrative prompt on the ISAT test in March

You will be expected to write a multiple-paragraph essay

ISAT Testing

Write a Personal Narrative Essay about an important, life-changing event from your life

Include reactions and reflections in your essay

Use flashback as an introduction technique

Describe your memorable event

Return to the flashback in the conclusion

Follow the steps of the Writing Process

Your Prompt:

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