Superman and Me by Sherman Alexie
First, read the attached, 3-page personal narrative essay called “Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie. Read his essay a few times so that you can see how he’s organized it. In the essay, he talks about how paragraphs were a stand-in for different people in his family. Write a 3-page personal narrative of your own about a specific time period or event that has happened in your life. As you draft your personal narrative essay, think of yourself as a storyteller–not just a report. Don’t simply report what happened. Tell us how you felt during that time about what was happening. What did you learn about yourself and the world? You have until Monday, 2/15 to submit this, so I’m looking for a thoughtful, well-written personal narrative. Write a draft, set it aside for a few of days, then return to it. Often, you’ll find that you’ve left out key moments or information you want the reader to have. Your personal narrative essay must have a title. It must be double-spaced and have 12′ font size. Please use Times New Roman or something similar. Sherman Alexie’s essay is 1290 words. Yours should be around that length, too (minimum of 1190, maximum of 1350).