This graphic organizer has proven itself to be successful! It was modified from one Carla Wilcox shared with 3rd grade teachers at Mathews Elementary. If you want to 'bump' the grade even more, have students PLAN to use a few similes in the details section of the graphic organizer.
This graphic organizer helps students ORGANIZE their topic and closing sentences before they begin writing in the large rectangular boxes . The first, then and finally arrows help organize the THREE paragraphs in the body of the personal narrative. The little bubbles in the body of the organizer are for similes.