Personal Narrative Framework

Personal Narrative Framework

Personal Narrative Framework Introduction Attention-grabbing opening Background information What? Who? Where? When? Exciting Hooks for

Writing! ***Use a hook to draw your ______________ into your paper! They should be ______________ and memorable. Keep them to _________ sentence! ***Examples: Surprising fact, humor, quotation/dialogue, definition, anecdote (story), or

description Surprising fact: The Pentagon has twice as many bathrooms as are necessary. The famous government building was constructed in the 1940s, when segregation laws required that separate bathrooms be installed for people of African descent. This building isnt the only American icon that harkens back to this embarrassing and

hurtful time in our history. Across the United States there are many examples of leftover laws and customs that reflect the racism that once permeated American society. Why is this hook exciting and engaging? Humor: When my older brother substituted fresh eggs for our hard-boiled Easter eggs, he didnt realize our father would take the first crack at hiding them. My brothers holiday ended early

that particular day in 1991, but the rest of the family enjoyed the warm April weather, outside on the lawn, until late into the evening. Perhaps it was the warmth of the day and the joy of eating Easter roast while Tommy contemplated his actions that make my memories of Easter so sweet. Whatever the true reason, the fact is that my favorite holiday of the year is Easter Sunday.

Why is this hook exciting and engaging? Body Beginning of incident (action, sensory details) Middle of incident (action, sensory details) End of incident (action, sensory details)

Conclusion Reason this incident is important to you? Why is it important? What does it mean to you? What effect did you have on others?

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