What is a personal narrative?
We have been working hard to make sure our narratives paint a vivid picture in the mind of our readers so when they read our narrative they can feel like they are there with us.
One way to do that is to choose exciting verbs when we write.
Okay, so what are verbs?
Verbs show action. So to get a good understanding of what a verb is, we brainstormed a lot of examples of verbs and we acted them out! Check out the video below to see some of the verbs that we thought of.
Now that we have a good understanding of verbs we need to use them in our writing. However, when we write, we want to use STRONG verbs.
If we say someone is going somewhere, there are probably better verbs than the word walk. How about the words trudged, or raced, or shuffled? Those verbs give us so much more information about our character and make our writing more interesting.
For example, look at the sentences below.
Kaitlyn walked to the park.
Mason looked out the window.
Ethan ate an apple.
Look at the sentences above, and notice the verbs. Those verbs are boring and that makes the sentence boring.
Comment below and change the boring verbs to strong, interesting, exciting verbs.
Make the sentence even better by giving us more details, adding interesting adjectives, or any thing else you can do to make the sentence come alive.