Self-Editing Help


YES! You did it! You wrote a first draft of your story from your life.

Now you will spend some time with your draft and see how you can make it better.

You will make sure your story includes all the elements required for this assignment.


  • If your draft is on paper: your draft and a few colored pens.

  • If your draft is typed: your iPad. You also need to know how to change font colors.

THIS CHECKLIST (click to open)--You received a paper one in class or you can follow along with this PDF on your iPad.

Other Helpful Links:

* Transition Words and Phrases

* Graphic Organizers for Personal Narratives

* Writing interesting beginnings

* "Why You Should Start Your Story with the End"--Really? Hmm...take a look

Let me know if you have questions.

--Ms. K

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