LESSON ELEVEN: The Personal Narrative-Part Five
Students participate in the publishing/presenting stage of the writing process, organizing the narratives by topic and preparing a table of contents for a class anthology.
GRADE-LEVEL EXPECTATIONS ADDRESSED
W3A Write a personal narrative that chronicles a sequence of three or more events.
R2A Locate, interpret, and apply information in a title and table of contents.
Students’ final copies will be collected and graded using the Scoring Guide for Personal Narrative following this lesson (see Summative Assessment and Scoring Guide).
§ Source of Literature
§ Handouts provided
o Student end of unit reflection
§ Words to know
Write the guiding questions for the lesson on the board.
Write the essential question for the unit on the board.
1. Explain that after all their hard work it is now time to share their writing with other audiences. The class will compile an anthology of their narratives.
2. The class works together to create a classification scheme for their narratives. As a group they generate titles for each category and determine which narratives belong in each category. Possible titles should be listed on the board for review and revision.
3. Based on the results of step two, the class produces a table of contents for the anthology.
Several copies can be made and can be sent home at night for parents to view, left in the teachers’ lounge, saved for a future open house or parent conference day, displayed in the media center, or shared at a faculty meeting.
4. Students are given the Summative Assessment
Use the scoring guide for the Summative Assessment.
5. Students complete the end of unit reflection sheet. Students reflect on the entire unit and answer questions honestly.