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16 reviewed resources for memoir read alouds

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6 Word Digital Memoirs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners discuss the idea of 6 word memoirs. In this technology instructional activity, students explore how using a small number of words sometimes is the best. Learners practice using 6 word memoirs writing six words for various...
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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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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 lesson, 7th graders analyze Gandhi's literary voice by reading his autobiography. Students identify literary techniques in Gandhi's...
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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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Egg to Butterfly

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners examine the life cycle of the butterfly through literature. In this butterfly life cycle lesson, students listen to a read aloud of Eric Carle's, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and discuss the life cycle shown in the story. They...
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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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The Holocaust: The Art of Memory

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Never Forget. As part of a study of the Holocaust, class members watch a PowerPoint about Terezin and then read selections from I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Children’s Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, and then craft...
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Exploring the Personal Narrative

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils 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 lesson...
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Sonnet Puzzles

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Create sonnet puzzles for learners of all ages! Simply take some of your favorite sonnets, type them out (increasing the font size), and cut them into 14 strips. Have a few glued into place for your learners to get started. Can they put...
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The Way to Rainy Mountain

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read and analyze the N. Scott Momaday novel, The Way to Rainy Mountain. They share photos of an older family relative, write about the relative, listen to an excerpt from the book, and conduct an Internet research on the...
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For Students 4th
In this vocabulary practice worksheet, 4th graders choose words from a given word bank to fill 10 blanks. Students read clues about what each word means then write the correct word in each blank. A writing prompt is provided at the...
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When I Was Puerto Rican

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students are read passages from When I Was Puerto Rican and asked to respond to the passages in their journals. They decide on a topic for researching and they use this topic to develop their own memoirs.
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Preserving History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss how writing is an important historical tool. They read writings from individuals and note how they have preserved history. They describe what those stories say about the communites they came from.
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For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders practice making inferences and forming opinions. In this reading strategy lesson, 4th graders listen to the book Woodsong by Gary Pauisen. They make predictions about the story before beginning and discuss the story as...
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Asian Cinderella Tales

For Teachers 6th
Explore the world of fairy tales using this instructional activity focusing on higher- order thinking skills. Learners compare and contrast an Asian Cinderella story to other versions. It is a great way to review the characteristics of...
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Living Things Change and Grow

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students observe how nail polish on a fingernail and petals on a flower grow over time. In this change and grow lesson plan, students observe, discuss, and draw how living things change and grow.