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22 resources with the keyterm memoir

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“Twelve Years a Slave”: Analyzing Slave Narratives

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Readers of Solomon Northup's brutally frank slave narrative Twelve Years a Slave examine passages that support the argument that slavery "undermined and corrupted" the institution of marriage. Background information is provided by a...
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Less is More: How to Write a Six-Word Memoir like Ernest Hemingway

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Follow Ernest Hemingway's lead and lead and teach your pupils to write their own six-word memoir!
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Truth Be Told

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Genre Lesson: Autobiography

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
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...
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Exploring Poetry and Poets

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Combine the study of poetry and non-fiction texts with this complete and ready-to-use six-week unit. After reading numerous poems from local writers and compiling a personal anthology, high schoolers find and read a memoir or biography...
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Writing and Autobiography

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Are you working on an autobiographical or narrative writing unit? Bring this instructional activity to your class, as it takes young writers through the process of drafting and sequencing an autobiography. After observing and...
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A Year in Review: The Memoir

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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How to Outline, Plan & Write a Memoir

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Get to know each individual through a memoir project. The lesson outlined here is a bit vague, but has some promising ideas for graphic organizers to help writers prepare their work. In order to succeed with the lesson, you will need to...
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What is Your Story?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students listen to Picnic In October and Memory Coat to explore the concept of memoirs. They interview a family member and write a personal memoir that reflects their own family history.
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Writing a Personal Narrative

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete a variety of computer file pre-writing activities to help them prepare for writing a personal narrative. They focus on including a beginning, middle and end to their narrative. They make a class book.
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Reading Examples

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young writers read excerpts from Gary Paulsen's memoir to identify figurative and literal language that contain sensory details. They determine which selections are examples of sensory language and fi the language is used literally or...
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Genre Lesson: Autobiography

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
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...
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Finding Science in An American Childhood by Annie Dillard

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read excerpts from Annie Dillard's memoir, "An American Childhood," with the teacher. They experience opportunities to connect English, science, nature and art together from a new and unique perspective. This approach serves as...
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When I Was Young in Brooklyn

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students 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. Students write...
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Finding Your Story: Helping Students Begin Their Memoir

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students write their memoir. In this memoir activity, students study the differences between an autobiography and a memoir. Students construct an outline as the basis for their memoir.
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A Life in Freeze Frame

For Students 10th - 12th
In this reading project worksheet, students read a biography, autobiography, or memoir and think of the person's life as a movie. Students create a picture for scenes from that person's life. Students include a caption or explanation...
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Gandhi's Autobiography and the Study of Memoir

For Teachers 7th
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...
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Exploring the Personal Narrative

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students define the characteristics of a personal narrative, explain the difference between a 'memoir' and an 'autobiography', and create a reading journal in which they will log their reading activities. In this personal narrative...
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Shelby County: The Regulator-Moderator War

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders comprehend the importance of the Regulator-Moderator War through John W. Middleton's memoir. They comprehend how the different motivations held by each faction began the conflict. Students are shown the map of Shelby...
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From Memoir to Expository Writing with Advanced English Language Learners

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students create a memoir. They compare writing with story telling and personal experience. They analyze how they learn, so they can begin to look critically at their own learning.
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Nudging Questions

For Teachers 3rd - 11th
Students choose one topic to write about. They brainstorm ideas about their topic or incident. They use sensory details to visualize their topic. They answer a variety of teacher directored nudging question to help them describe their...
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Albert M. Lea

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research Albert M. Lea and the historical context of 1835.