Personal Narrative Anchor Chart | Free Printable PDF
Personal Narrative Anchor Chart | Free Printable
Use this free printable anchor chart to introduce your personal narrative writing unit! It’s perfect for explaining the definition and purpose of a personal narrative. Click the link below to download it for FREE today!
Recreate the anchor chart with students. Before discussing with students, I like to sketch the chart in light pencil. When I’m completing the chart with students, I draw over the pencil lines with marker. They won’t be able to see the pencil lines, so this strategy works quite well.
Use the anchor chart to create a personal narrative checklist. Pause after each point in the anchor chart to discuss examples or read from a personal narrative mentor text. Click here to see a list of mentor texts.
If you teach multiple classes or you want to reuse the same anchor chart next year, leave the thought bubbles blank and add student contributions with post-it notes. Students can work with mentor texts in pairs or groups to find characteristics of a personal narrative that can be added to the anchor chart.
Add it to a writing center or bulletin board for students to reference when crafting their personal narratives.
Use command strips to attach the jumbo clothespins to your classroom wall. Hang your current anchor chart from the clothespin without putting any holes in it or the wall! This is especially useful if you have cinderblock walls in your classroom.
Use a strong command hook to hang your anchor charts on tiered pant hanger. This is another great option if you are short on whiteboard space and/or you have cinder block walls in your classroom. The rubber tips will stop the anchor charts from sliding out of the hanger’s grip.
If you’re using your anchor chart to create a bulletin board, use these colorful clothespin push pins to keep everything in place. Push pin clips will work the same way.
Need additional teaching materials for narrative writing? Click HERE to download the editable, printable, and digital narrative writing graphic organizers! 15 different graphic organizers for narrative writing are included! Use them to help students plan and organize their narratives. Each organizer is Common Core aligned and created to seamlessly guide students through the narrative writing process.