Prompt Writing Personal Narratives in Fourth Grade
Beginning - Restate the prompt in an engaging style that intrigues the reader. Use a "hook" to engage reader.
Middle - Give at least three examples to explain the problems leading to the main event. Describe the characters and the setting so the reader can relate to events. Stay on topic. Sentences should follow time order and include transition words to guide the reader. Use figurative language and a variety of sentence types. Be specific in word choice and use strong verbs to show action rather than tell action. Explain how you feel about events to give the reader an emotional connection.
Conclusion - Wrap up the story in two or three sentence summary. State the lesson learned and restate the prompt differently from beginning.