Personal Narrative Story Map

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Personal Narrative Essay
Story Map
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Setting: Remember descriptive details
Characters: Remember descriptive details
Introduction – Remember to start your introduction in the moment when you learned the lesson. Describe
that moment so that, when I read your introduction, I feel like I was there with you. Make sure you set the
mood in your description. Was it funny? Was it sad? Were you scared?
Thesis Statement – What did you learn in this moment?
Body – Remember that the body of the essay discusses the events that lead to you learning the lesson in
chronological order. List the events and remember all the details about the events that you can.
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Conclusion – The conclusion wraps it all up, answering any lingering questions the reader may have. It’s the,
“So, what happened,” section of the essay. Write a conclusion to the essay that will leave the reader satisfied.
Thesis restatement – state your thesis in different words. Remember the examples from the essays we’ve
looked at in class.
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