The Value of Purpose. Meaningful Personal Narratives Fran Clemence Lakeview Elementary School July 11, 2011. What is a Personal Narrative?. Discussion about characteristics and qualities of good personal narratives You write! Write a small moment story from a time in your life.
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Meaningful Personal Narratives
Lakeview Elementary School
July 11, 2011
Discuss characteristics of quality personal narratives:
“Our students need to see that our purpose for writing is genuine, that we write with readers in mind even if the readers are ourselves.” (Routman, pg. 42, Writing Essentials)
Kids need familiarity with form and structure, but they need good ideas and authentic reasons to write first.
-Regie Routman in Writing Essentials
When we allow our students to make decisions about how they will deliver and present information, we provide them with a sense of ownership, so vitally important to the notion of commitment to the process and product of writing (nonfiction)”…
Nonfiction Mentor Texts by Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli
Calkins, Lucy (2007) Units of Study for Teaching Writing Grades 3-5. Firsthand
Dorfman, Lynne and Cappelli, Rose (2009) Nonfiction Mentor Texts. Stenhouse Publishers
Fletcher, Ralph and Portalupi, Joann (2004) Teaching the Qualities of Writing. Firsthand
Routman, Regie (2004) Writing Essentials: Raising Expectations and Results While Simplifying Teaching. Heinemann