I can write and draw to tell a story about me.
I can add details that tell about how I felt.
Watch the video to hear about our goal this week: Learning Target Video
This week, I’d like you to practice writing personal narratives. The directions and expectations are listed below. Your goal is try to lengthen your sentence by adding details about how you felt at the time. Watch the video to see how I write a longer sentence by saying how I felt in my story: Nora Jumped Off
Instead of: “I rode by bike”
Try: “I was nervous to ride my bike down the hill, but I had so much fun!”
Instead of: “I baked cookies”
Try: “While baking cookies with my family, we were laughing because I had flour all over my face.”
Instead of: “I fell down”
Try: “When I tripped on the sidewalk, I scraped my knee and I almost cried.”
Instead of: “I played with my trains.”
Try: “I was so happy to play with my train with my big sister.”
Personal Narrative Directions:
Share your story aloud first, then draw your picture plan. Include:
- A small moment: something has to happen! (NON Example: I went to the store. Example: I went to the store and my mom bought me a piece of my favorite candy, Reese's!)
- Characters with labels (me, mom, names of people who were important in the story, etc.)
- Setting: clear details that show where the story took place
- Emotions: characters should show how they felt (excited vs. sad/disappointed)
- Dialogue (speech bubbles or thought bubbles): We use a lot of "wow!" and "weeee!" Dialogue should be simple enough that they can sound out the word/phrase easily.
Then, add a sentence. Use your very best kindergarten spelling. Use sight word flashcards and the yellow card that is linked in the resource page to help you spell sight words correctly, and sound out the other words the best you can.
Parents, you can write the words correctly below theirs, but only AFTER they have tried on their own first. Support them as needed by saying: what do you hear first? what do you hear in the middle, and at the end? Stretch out the word for them (say it slowly) so they can hear the sounds more clearly. Have fun!
Complete 1-3 prompts this week, and send a picture of your favorite one to your teacher. You can send the picture through remind or email it. Whichever works best for you. I would love to give your child feedback and encouragement!
- Write and draw about a time you rode your bike. What happened?
- Write and draw about something fun you have done at home recently. Describe what happened.
- Write and draw about a time you got hurt. How did you feel, and what do you think your face looked like when you felt that way?
- Write and draw about a time you went swimming. Where were you and what happened?
- Write about a time you were playing with your friend. What were you doing and what happened?
- Write and draw about the last thing that made you laugh uncontrollably. What happened? Why were you laughing so hard?
Have something else to write about? That’s okay! Just remember to focus on making your sentence longer by giving details, like how you felt.