Writing: Personal Narrative Writing
These sites have tips and examples for writing strong leads for paragraphs and structuring personal narrative writing. Students can learn how to capture and hold their readers’ attention. There are classroom activities, online quizzes and exercises, and ideas to help writers develop their skills. Includes links to eThemes on grammar and interactive writing activities.
S.O.S. Lesson Plans for Personal Narrative Writing
Explore the variety of lesson plans for teaching writing of personal narratives.
WebEnglishTeacher: Narrative Writing Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources
This link provides a page of sites to use for teaching narrative writing. One of the links is a downloadable handout designed for elementary students on crafting strong leads. NOTE: This site contains advertising.
This three-page PDF file offers examples of how to get and keep your reader's attention.
Recipes to Good Writing
Students click on a recipe card to receive help with their narrative writing. Numerous writing activities are available.
Students can use this interactive to evaluate their personal narrative.
Scholastic: Make Kids' Writing Shine
Learn six strategies for helping students master writing good beginnings and endings to their stories.
Explore this non-profit site for writers and teachers for interactive games, quizzes, activities, and ideas for helping people of all ages and abilities with their writing.
Paragraph Development and Topic Sentences
Learn about paragraph development and topic sentences and read several examples. NOTE: Reading level is for older students.
BrainPOP: Strengthening Sentences
Watch this animated movie about strengthening sentences. Includes a quiz and activities. NOTE: Site available by subscription only.
eThemes Resource: Grammar: Paragraphs
These sites have tips and examples on how to write good paragraphs. Includes graphic organizers to help students write down topic, detail, and concluding sentences. There are classroom activities and online writing exercises.
eThemes Resource: Grammar: Sentences
These sites explain the different types of sentences. Includes examples of interrogative, declarative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences. Also learn about run-on, compound, and complex sentences. Discover which punctuation ends certain types of sentences. Includes many online games and quizzes.
eThemes Resource: Interactive Writing Activities
These sites feature interactive grammar and writing sites that are fun to use with SMARTboards. The online games and quizzes cover topics such as nouns, verbs, sentences, proofreading, capitalization, punctuation, plurals, and more.