Use the introductory paragraph to point out the difference between a phase autobiography and a personal narrative. Instead of focusing on a short period of time, a phase autobiography covers a larger span. As a result, students will have to be more selective about the events described and will have to use time transitions to connect events (for example, “Later that week,” or “By the end of the summer.”)
Have student volunteers read each paragraph of the sample phase autobiography. Use the side notes to point out special features of the model.