Organizing a story- Personal Narrative
ELACC2SL4: Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
ELACC2W3: Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
How do authors organize their stories?
About 1 hour
teacher’s brainstorm from previous lesson, marker, chart paper
Overview or notes pertaining to lesson:
Students will learn how to organize their story events using a graphic organizer.
Yesterday we chose a topic to write about. Today we will be organizing the ideas into a sequence that makes sense. To do this we will use a graphic organizer. Trace 2 big hands on chart paper. We will be putting our ideas into these hands, with one idea on each finger. What does it mean to organize? Have students turn and talk. Share ideas. We organize by putting things in order. When you put your story ideas in order are there words you might use to help? Introduce sequencing words: first, next, then, after that, finally, etc. Model putting your story ideas in order on the hands using some sequence words. Have students trace their hands in their notebooks.
Together write First, and have each student write their first event in their story in the first finger. Make sure everyone understands.
Have students go to their seats to finish sequencing their story events. words.
Have a few students share and review sequence
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