Free 3rd Grade Students To Write A Personal Narrative About What They Did Last Saturday. Lesson Plan (Writing)

Topic: ‘Personal Narratives’

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to write a personal narrative about what they did last Saturday.


  • Pencils and paper for each student
  • Example personal narrative text


  • Ask students to share what they did last Saturday.
  • Write their answers on the board.
  • Ask students to identify the different parts of the storytelling (who, what, where, when and why).

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the concept of personal narrative writing, explaining that it is a type of writing that tells a story about a personal experience.
  • Explain that personal narratives should include the who, what, where, when and why of the story, and that they should be written in the present tense.
  • Provide students with the personal narrative writing prompt, “What did I do last Saturday?” and have them brainstorm ideas for the different parts of the story.

Guided Practice

  • Provide students with a worksheet containing the personal narrative writing prompt, “What did I do last Saturday?”
  • Have students work in pairs to brainstorm ideas for each part of the personal narrative, writing the ideas in the spaces provided on the worksheet.
  • As a class, discuss the different ideas that students have brainstormed and help them to choose the most relevant information for their personal narratives.
  • Have students begin drafting their personal narratives, using the information that they have brainstormed and discussed as a guide.

Independent Practice

  • Have students continue drafting their personal narratives, paying attention to grammar and punctuation as they go.
  • Encourage students to ask for help if they have any questions or need any assistance.


  • Have students share their personal narratives with the class.
  • Have students point out any grammatical or punctuation errors in each other’s work and give suggestions on how to correct them.


  • Observe students as they work on their personal narratives and give feedback on their ability to write in the past tense and use verb tense correctly.
  • Collect and review the finished personal narratives to assess each student’s ability to write a compelling and grammatically accurate story.

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