Personal Narratives: Writing, Revising, and Publishing (WRAP)

This Personal Narratives: Writing, Revising, and Publishing (WRAP) unit also includes:

Writing is a process, and lesson planning is, too! A personal narrative unit stresses the writing process to pupils, who first examine various stories and poems as a model of autobiographical writing and then write their own stories. Vocabulary is also interwoven into the unit, complete with a selection of graphic organizers to help scaffold vocabulary development and narratives.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Publish writers' stories at so they have a copy for family and friends
  • Consider inviting a writer to speak to your students about a memoir or biographical work they published 
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson encourages teachers to have a word wall in the classroom
  • Scholars are writing in three different notebooks; make sure they have the materials needed for the lesson
  • Includes evidence-based vocabulary strategies, such as word walls, self-selected words, and Frayer models
  • Lesson comes with graphic organizers to help learners frame their writing
  • Rubric aids teachers in assessing narratives
  • Lists supplemental texts, but they are not included with unit