Personal Statement Writing: Lesson, Handouts, Prompts, Rubrics


This personal statement writing unit will help your students write phenomenal personal statements that stand out! This personal statement unit includes a presentation for direct instruction and student materials to help students brainstorm, plan, write, and finalize their personal statements.

Ideal for a class assignment or for preparing students to write college entrance essays, this teaching resource includes everything you need from personal statement prompts, to student handouts, to example statements, to peer editing, and more.

Help your students stand out in the crowd by focusing on effective personal statement writing!

This personal statement writing unit includes these resources:

  • an editable 14-slide presentation for direct instruction
  • 2 assignment handouts
  • 5 different personal statement prompts with student hints
  • 3 personal statement examples
  • brainstorming activities
  • outlines
  • 1 revision form
  • 1 peer editing form
  • rubrics

Your students will love how the materials in this personal statement writing unit take the guesswork out of writing an effective statement. Your students will be proud of their final products!



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Angie I. says, “This is a fabulous resource for teaching personal statements! I love how examples are included for students to read. It is so nice to not hunt them down on different websites! I also love how the pre-writing prompts match up with the brainstorming activities. Thank you!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ New York Teacher says, “My 11/12th graders struggle every year with the personal statement. This resource helped them brainstorm ideas and narrow down their choices. I will be using this with juniors and seniors for a long time!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amanda W. says, “I used this resource with my AVID students. It really helped them with their college personal statement essays.


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