Personal Narrative

Tips for Choosing a Topic

Who would the audience of your

personal narrative be? Friends? Family

members? Other people your age?

Will your personal narrative entertain? Reveal

something about yourself? Inform? Reveal an

important side of yourself?

Write a catchy slogan or phrase that

describes the main point of your personal


Make a list of events in your personal

narrative. Write each one on a

separate index card. Arrange the

cards in order.

Share your key ideas with a partner.

Which idea does your partner like best?

How would you summarize your personal narrative in a

few sentences?


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