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6 Word Digital Memoirs
Students discuss the idea of 6 word memoirs. In this technology lesson, students explore how using a small number of words sometimes is the best. Students practice using 6 word memoirs writing six words for various nursery rhymes and then drawing a picture for it as well.
6th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 7 Downloads
A Year in Review: The Memoir
If you are planning a unit on memoir and autobiographical narrative, you should consider this resource. Using Internet research skills, pupils review works by James Frey and Henry David Thoreau. In response to these works, learners become the memoir writers themselves and imitate Thoreau's style in an essay about a place that they retreat to.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 24 Downloads
Memoir Writing Based on Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed
Using chapter 1 of Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed, middle schoolers write a personal memoir based on Spinelli's style and a Six Trait writing activity. The activity suggests several ways to activate prior knowledge, including a picture book and a Kelly Clarkson song, but a teacher can choose what elements he or she thinks are necessary to the activity.
7th - 8th Language Arts 8 Views 23 Downloads
Memoirs of a Geisha: Activity worksheets
In this set of activity worksheets, students complete a variety of activities about the novel, Memoirs of a Geisha: matching, short answer, sentence completions and true/false. The activities are followed by a progress test.
7th - 10th Language Arts 4 Views 21 Downloads
New Review The Things They Carried: Narrative and Point of View
"I want you to feel what I felt. I want you to know why story-truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth." Just who is this "I"? In the third of ten-lesson unit that uses The Things They Carried as the anchor text, class members examine the point of view of Tim O'Brien's famous novel.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Diaries and Memoirs
Seventh graders analyze how personal diaries and memoirs record actual events. In this World History lesson plan, 7th graders compare and contrast diaries and memoirs from the Holocaust. Students write as a way to explore one's own feelings and self.
7th Social Studies & History 8 Views 14 Downloads
Gandhi's Autobiography and the Study of Memoir
Seventh graders explore the life of Gandhi using his autobiography and memoir. In this Gandhi exploration instructional activity, 7th graders analyze Gandhi's literary voice by reading his autobiography. Students identify literary techniques in Gandhi's writing and apply the techniques to complete their own memoirs in a writer's workshop.
7th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Producing a Family Memoir
Students analyze memoir as a genre. They then organize the information researched in the first lesson and put together their own family memoir. Students present information chronologically and thematically and draft an introduction and conclusion piece.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 24 Downloads
Truth Be Told
Encourage your middle and high schoolers to share their memories of a recent event. After reading a New York Times article, they discuss Elie Wiesel's memoir, Night. They write their own memoir about a significant event that affected their school or community.
6th - 12th Language Arts 49 Views 443 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Genre Lesson: Autobiography
Have your middle schoolers write a short story about themselves with an autobiography unit about Rosa Parks. They learn the difference between biographies and autobiographies, define the different types of autobiographies and determine how to identify which type of autobiography a book fits.
5th - 6th Language Arts 13 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Genre Lesson: Autobiography
Start kids thinking about point of view and autobiographies by telling them a short story about your morning (first person), and then asking a volunteer to re-tell the story to you (second person). There are tips to help you tie this anticipatory activity into the nonfiction genre, and kids explore six types of autobiographies using a graphic organizer.
4th - 6th Language Arts 22 Views 88 Downloads CCSS: Designed
When I Was Young in Brooklyn
Young scholars identify various techniques used in memoirs. They reflect on similarities and differences betwee two authors. Students define the term memior. They write about various techiques they noticed the authors used. Young scholars write a brief memoir piece in their notebooks.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 9 Views 53 Downloads