By Lindsey Baker
For this unit, students will write a personal narrative using the writing process. This is one of the main curricular elements of seventh grade writing. This unit is designed to teach many foundational writing skills students may or may not have acquired in previous years of schooling. There are several times within the unit that students will be sharing work and ideas with their peers. Therefore, this unit gives students personal validation and builds a positive classroom writing community. By the conclusion of this unit, students should have the ability to independently compose a personal narrative that contains: proper grammar, structure, clear ideas, and reflection. A secondary goal is that students gain a deeper understanding of themselves, as personal narratives are essays that reflect one’s unique experiences.
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