LESSON NINE: The Personal Narrative-Part Three
Students begin the revision stage of the writing process by sharing their drafts with a partner and looking for missing or confusing details. Students complete a plot diagram on their partner’s story to help the writer see the missing information. Students revise their drafts.
W3A Write a personal narrative that chronicles a sequence of three or more events, and uses sensory detail and dialogue.
§ Source of Literature
§ Handouts provided
o Plot diagram graphic organizer
§ Words to know
o graphic organizer
Write the guiding question for the lesson on the board.
1. Using highlighters or colored pencils, students identify specific parts in their writing.
Use the following directions for identification of specific parts:
This shows students if they have the required parts and gives the teacher an opportunity to quickly survey the room and offer suggestions.
2. Instruct students to exchange narratives with a partner and read each other’s stories. As they are reading, they should note anything that confuses them or questions they might have and note them in the margins or on Sticky notes.
3. Students fill out a Plot Diagram graphic organizer. This will provide the writer with information from the reader’s point of view and indicate any missing parts of the story.
Provide students time to discuss their stories with each other to clarify information and ask questions.
4. Instruct students to revise their narratives for class tomorrow. Remind students that during this stage of the writing process they should “re-view” their writing. They should be making changes to make the writing clearer. Remind them to use the comments from their partner and the plot diagram to help them.