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Personal Narrative Lesson

Personal Narrative Lesson

Author: Ana Hernandez

Standards: ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors (Domain/Standard):

B-SS 1. Use effective oral and written communication skills and listening skills

B-LS 7. Identify long- and short-term academic, career and social/emotional goals

M 1. Belief in development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well-being

B-LS 2. Demonstrate creativity


1. Students will increase self awareness by reflecting on their identities and life journeys, and what factors have influenced their college and career plans.

2. Students will articulate their personal narratives through visual, written, and oral means.

3. Students will develop empathy by sharing stories and increasing understanding of diverse life experiences.

4. By the end of the unit, students will have a personal statement or cover letter drafted.

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Life Map Example

Personal Narrative Slideshow



Select a personal insight/essay prompt to answer. Adapt your reflections from the life map to write a personal essay that effectively shares your story. Turn it in to your counselor.

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