Evaluation Station

Grade 4: Personal Narrative

Try one of these ideas to give your beginning more spark.

Ask a question. It will make your audience curious.

What would you do if your best friend needed to find homes for his cat's five kittens?

Make a surprising statement. Your audience will want to find out more.

Sometimes the best gift can be something you didn't want at all.

Use dialogue. A person's exact words help bring the story to life.
Without dialogue: My brother was yelling words of encouragement to me.
With dialogue: “You can do it! You can do it!” I heard my brother yelling.
  • I've got it!
  • End