Here is how a writer can PLAN to write a SMALL MOMENT PERSONAL NARRATIVE: a TIMELINE of the scene can be used and lots of details are included so the reader can see what you saw and feel what you felt.
Prompt: Think about a special event you experienced.
Write to explain the event and why it was so important to you.
Special Event: winning 3rd place in ALL Stars
I have had loads of special events in my life. However, one stands out.
It is the time I got 3rd place swimming 50 butterfly in the All Star Meet.
1st: being VERY nervous just before the start of the race
o too nervous to sit down and bounced back on forth on my feet. I must have looked like I needed to go to the bathroom!
2nd: Race begins
o The starter shouted, “On your marks, get set.” And then the electronic “BEEP” was heard. I immediately dove into the water, kicking and swimming the butterfly
3rd: Swim, swim, swim,
o really fast turn
o barely taking any time to lift my head to breath
4th: Slamming my two faces into the wall at the end
o My timer saying, “great swim…your time is 36.6. I got 3rd”
5th:A BIG smile appearing on my face.
Special events happen in my life. However, the time I got 3rd place
swimming 50 butterfly in the All Star Meet is very special to me.