A Successful Run I never thought I was a good runner, until the day in gym class when I won the mile race. The course was marked with colorful flags, and the sight of the flags seemed to fire me up. When Mrs. Hold, our gym teacher, blew her whistle, I charged ahead. To my surprise, I was one of the leaders right away. About halfway around the course, I noticed a few kids grabbing their sides. Some kids even started walking. I felt tired too, but I kept running. Mrs. Holt congratulated me when I was the first runner across the finish line. I thanked her and grinned. Now I think about running all the time. Maybe someday I will even get the chance to run in the Olympics.
Your Personal Narrative
Genre: Fictional Narrative Topic: A Camping Trip Your fictional narrative will include:
Write a fictional narrative about a camping trip. Make your composition interesting to the reader. Make sure that every sentence you write helps the reader understand your composition. (Relevant Evidence) Make sure you state your ideas clearly so they are easy for the reader to follow. Include enough details to help the reader clearly understand what you are saying. Make sure you have a beginning, middle, and end. Don’t forget your topic sentence and conclusion. Check your composition for correct spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and sentences.
You should always use a graphic organizer to organize your paper before you begin to write. For this paper we are going to use a gathering grid.
To help you with the gathering grid, ask yourself the following questions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Who was involved in the experience? What did you do? When did it take place? Where did it happen? Why did you do what you did?
Events in the order they happened
Sensory details about what you saw, felt, and heard
A fictional camping trip