What Story Will You Tell?

Teaching Objective:

Writers will learn to identify meaningful small-moment stories from their lives, as source material for personal narratives.

Materials Needed:

  • Plain paper or writer’s notebook
  • Pencil


In this visualization game, writers will explore options and choose a stand-out moment for a personal narrative. While this video may be used as a stand alone mini-lesson, it was developed as part of our series, Spill Some Ink with Stone Soup, in honor of our collaborative writing contest with the beloved literary magazine in Fall 2019.


A Contest  with Stone Soup!

Enter the personal narrative writing contest hosted by Society of Young Inklings and Stone Soup. 

We are looking for excellent, innovative, moving, playful personal narratives or mini-memoirs.

Entries are due December 15, 2019.

Click to learn more about the contest and access special resources from SYI to help you prepare.