Evaluation Station

Grade 5: Personal Narrative

Is your beginning a bit dull? Try one of these ways to begin.

Make a surprising statement.

A brother is the worst thing that can happen to any girl. At least that's what I thought until last summer.

Ask a question.

Have you ever lost something of great value to you?

Describe a place that's important to your narrative. Use lots of sensory words.

Everything was green. Dark green waves rolled under the ferryboat. A damp, greenish gray fog hung over the ocean. I'm sure my face was green as I leaned weakly against the cold metal railing.

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