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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Use pronouns like I, me, we…
YOU are telling the story of what happened to you.Point of View
Start with what happened first, second, third, etc.
Use transitions that help show the passage of time (then, later, the next day, etc.)CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
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 eventsInclude reactions in your story
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
You will be expected to write a multiple-paragraph essayISAT 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 ProcessYour Prompt: