Writers in Room 123 have been learning about personal narratives: true stories that the writer wants to share with others. First, writers learned that an effective personal narrative begins with a topic sentence and then tells what happened from beginning to middle to end. Here’s the first draft of a piece we wrote collaboratively:
Later, students learned about the importance of adding details to make their writing more interesting. Here’s the revised version:
After a more recent fire drill, students suggested one more revision, an additional detail about when the first drill occurred:
Students are now applying what they have learned to their own writing during Writer’s Workshop.