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How to write a Personal Narrative Essay for 4th - 5th grade

Do you need help teaching your child how to write a personal narrative essay? Here is a short video that explains an easy way to organize and write a personal narrative essay. The story and worksheets come from the curriculum used at Arden Reading Academy, Step Up to Writing.


A personal narrative combines a report with a story. It will have an introduction and a conclusion. The body of the paper would be a story about an event or experience in your life or someone else's life

How to organize a personal narrative essay

Getting Started

Step 1: Choose a personal story to tell.
Step 2: Choose a title.
Step 3: Use a graphic organizer to organize your thoughts into a beginning, a middle and in end.
Step 4: Write the introduction.
You need to let the readers know what you plan to explain in a fun and creative way that grabs the reader's attention.
Step 5: Write the story.
Use your graphic organizer to write a personal narrative about something that has happened to you. Describe what happened in detail and explain how you felt and acted.
Step 6: Write the conclusion.

You need to remind the readers about your topic and message.  This is the last thing your readers will read, so make sure it leaves a lasting impression about the lesson you learned!

Sample Personal Narrative Essay

Personal Narrative Essay Writing Classes

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Narrative Essay Writing for Kid's 4th-6th Grades


This course is intended for elementary students who  have mastered the ability to plan and construct a narrative and expository essay with limited instruction.  The class motivates young writers by engaging them through the writing process as they answer specific writing prompts.

Class Times:

Tuesday 2:30 PM 

Wednesday 3:00 PM

Thursday 4:00 PM

Class Size:
 4-6 Students

Class Fee: $70.00


Homeschool Essay Writing for Kids 3rd-6th Grades


This course is for homeschooled students needing direction in the writing process.  Students will learn how to write a proper response to literature, personal narrative, narrative fiction, and expository essay.  They are taken step-by-step through the steps of the writing process (pre-writing, planning, drafting, editing, rewriting, revising) while working on the inclusion of proper syntax, grammar, organization, sequencing, word choice, dialogue, creative introductions, and strong conclusions.

Class Times:
Tuesday 9:30 AM

Wednesday 9:00 AM

Friday 10:30 AM

Class Size: 4-6 Students

Class Fee: $70.00

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