Step 2: Teach Lesson
Teacher will model how to use the All-About-Me Planning Sheet (Step 3)
by working through it in front of the student. Begin by telling
about three incidents that have occurred in your own life. Choose one of the story ideas you would like to write about. Tell your story
orally to your students. Ask them, "Could I write this story down?"
Model how you could take the oral story and put it into a written personal narrative.
○ Start the story with a bang - writing an exciting first sentence to draw the reader in.
○ Model how you would tell the details of your story in an organized format. Be sure to include the beginning,
middle, and end.
○ Purposely you may want to leave some important details out so you can model how the student can ask
questions to generate more of the story details.
○ Encourage the student to ask you questions about the story - to help you get the important missing details.
○ Model writing the story in front of your student on chart paper.
Pass out the An All-About-Me Story planning sheet to the student. (Step 3)
Have the student list two or three things that have happened to them and write them on their planning sheet and pick one idea from
their list to write their personal narrative about.
Have them tell the complete story of the incident. Encourage the student to list a lot of details telling what happened. Ask many
questions to get as many important details as possible. (Remind them of when you were telling your story.) Remind them of your
exciting first sentence and have them try writing an exciting first sentence for their story.
Now have them copy that exciting first sentence on All-About-Me first draft page. Have them write their story. Remind them to include
all the wonderful details.