A four-part framework for teaching personal narrative writing, which can help students understand themselves and their world.

Eric Toshalis in "Responding to Students’ Personal Narratives"

Published feb. 07, 2019

Education researchers Michael Nakkula and Eric Toshalis (of JFF) say the “primary task of adolescence” is identity development, and personal storytelling plays an important role in this development. The way we shape the story of our experiences—the narrative arc of our lives—influences our perceptions of ourselves and the world.