Today we discussed personal narratives-parts, expectations, leads, etc. I told my Multi's (Multi-agers) to be ready for me to get sappy because my personal narrative was going to be a true story about my two dear friends that lost their battle to cancer (they were also teachers in our school). I started out my narrative...It was at the coffee (supposed to say shop) -it was the last time that Sandy and I laughed together before her Cancer came back. Then my lady friends, I bawled...first time ever as a teacher. Needless to say, when I was done, my Multi-agers understood how one should be connected to their personal narrative and write with expression and voice. One of my students mentioned and suggested I should hang it in the school lobby. Additionally, when we reviewed it, another student asked about the other teacher I was going to write about...I admitted I was so overcome by emotion for my first friend...I could not continue to go on about my second. Thus a revision is in store! Tomorrow- revise and edit!