Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins
Topic: Brainstorming Writing Topics
Grade Level: 4
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: Students will generate ideas for a personal narrative writing topic.
Know Before You Start: This lesson is a great way to help students brainstorm topics for a personal narrative writing piece. Students will need to have an understanding of the characteristics of a personal narrative.
Read and discuss the sample comic. What are some of your favorite things?
Have students create a list of their favorite things or memories to help select a topic for writing a personal narrative.
Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a three-to-four-panel comic to generate topic ideas for a personal narrative.
Encourage students to think about their favorite hobbies, interests, or memories, etc.
Ask students to reflect on the ideas generated and select one topic to begin writing their personal narrative.
You may want to have students share their comics with a partner and discuss the topics generated.
- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
- Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.
Create a thinking web of ideas as a whole group.
Allow students to work with a peer model to generate ideas.
- Comic to print or display
- Main Idea Web
Suggested Story Starters: