Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Personal Narratives: Explaining Your Choice - Section 4: Closure


It was incredibly tempting to have students write a reflection on what they accomplished in the workshop today. However, I decided that this group might benefit more from a writing break. Writing does not come naturally or easily for many of the students in my class. And at times I feel that they are often overwhelmed by the volume of writing we do. While I wanted them to have a record of their learning, I also wanted them to see the importance of paying attention to the conversations they have in class. I want them to learn that speaking and listening are just as valuable and important as reading and writing and that they are accountable for the conversations they have. So I chose to let the conversations stand alone; we’ll see if I made the right choice as we go into tomorrow’s lesson!

  A Break From Writing
  Adjustments to Practice: A Break From Writing
Loading resource...

Personal Narratives: Explaining Your Choice

Unit 5: The Personal Narrative
Lesson 5 of 9

Objective: SWBAT explain their choice of topic for the personal narrative writing project.

Big Idea: After completing several short pre-writing activities, students have selected the one they like best to use as their final personal narrative writing project. Now, they must reflect on why they made this choice in order to narrow their topic.

  Print Lesson
English / Language Arts, Writing, personal narrative, narrative, writing ideas
  40 minutes
Similar Lessons
Temperatures Effect on Physical Properties Assessment
3rd Grade Science » Temperatures Effect on Physical Properties
Big Idea: Students will complete a unit assessment about temperature and changes to observable properties.
Silver Spring, MD
Environment: Suburban
Chaunetta Anderson
3rd Grade Science » Ecosystems and Biological Evolution
Big Idea: Students are given a reason for learning about the biomes and their organisms. By the end of the lesson sequence, they will create a mythical animal or plant that could survive in all 6 biomes!
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
Michelle Marcus
Trickster Tales Out of a Hat-Just Like That!: Writing the Folktale Genre in Grade 3
3rd Grade ELA » Folktale Unit
Big Idea: In this lesson, students will write their own folktales after selecting a few key components.
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
Sara Hesemann
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload