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Personal narrative powerpoint

  1. 1. Characteristics ofPERSONAL NARRATIVE
  2. 2. WHAT DOES PERSONAL NARRATIVE MEAN? Personal~having to do with oneself Narrative~telling a story A personal narrative is a story about yourself!
  3. 3. POINT OF VIEW 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.
  4. 4. FOCUS OF YOUR PERSONAL NARRATIVE Focus on only ONE event in your story Do not try to tell your whole life story
  5. 5. CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER 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.)
  6. 6. INTRODUCTION TECHNIQUE 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
  7. 7. INCLUDE REACTIONS IN YOUR STORY 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
  8. 8. INCLUDE REFLECTION 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)
  9. 9. ISAT TESTING There will be a Personal Narrative prompt on the ISAT test in March You will be expected to write a multiple- paragraph essay
  10. 10. YOUR PROMPT: 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

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