© Loyola Press. Voyages in English Grade 5 Name Date L E S S O N 132 • Chapter 1 For additional help, review pages 216–219 in your textbook or visit www.voyagesinenglish.com. A personal narrative tells a story about something that happened to the writer. Personal narratives appear in many kinds of writing, but they all tell about a real experience from the writer’s point of view. Circle the letter of the choice that best completes each sentence. 1. Personal narratives are told a. from the writer’s point of view. b. using I, me, my, our, and we. c. in the first-person point of view. d. with all of the above. 2. The topic of a personal narrative is a. a made-up story about yourself. b. always about a lesson learned. c. an experience that really happened to you. d. always about a happy event in your life. 3. A good personal narrative a. has many details. b. leaves out unnecessary details. c. paints a clear picture for readers. d. is all of the above. 4. The information and language used in a personal narrative a. depends on its audience. b. is always the same. c. is formal and highly detailed. d. is all of the above. 5. The voice of a personal narrative tells the reader a. little about the writer’s personality. b. where the writer comes from. c. how the writer feels about what happened. d. all of the above. Rewrite each idea so it is more suitable for a personal narrative. 6. the history of the U.S. flag 7. how to care for an iguana 8. different types of bicycles Write whether a serious or an excited voice should be used for the topic. Explain your answer. 9. The writer participates in a music competition and wins the grand prize. 1 What Makes a Good Personal Narrative?