Memoirs and Personal Essays
Students can then pinpoint problems the characters experience and interview their parents to see if they too may have once faced a similar problem. Interviews with family members can be recorded by students in their home language.
6 Views 17 Downloads
- Folder Types
- Activities & Projects
- Graphics & Images
- Handouts & References
- Lab Resources
- Learning Games
- Lesson Plans
- Primary Sources
- Printables & Templates
- Professional Documents
- PD Courses
- Study Guides
- Performance Tasks
- Graphic Organizers
- Writing Prompts
- Constructed Response Items
- AP Test Preps
- Lesson Planet Articles
- Interactive Whiteboards
- Home Letters
- Unknown Types
- All Resource Types
- Show All
See similar resources:
Varied Beginnings: Research Process / Narrative Writing TechniquesLesson Planet
What's the best way to start a story? Learners write a memoir using effective openings. They research the process and work through a list of hooks to use in their writing. They use at least two hooks to begin their personal memoir. A...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Writing an IntroductionLesson Planet
Students identify the elements of a good essay. In this english instructional activity, students examine their own writing and evaluate if they have a good introduction. They analyze what makes magazines, newspapers and journals intro...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Narrative WritingLesson Planet
Binoculars are used as a metaphor for good descriptive writing. Class members first view a small picture and then an enlarged view of the same image in which the details come into focus. Next, learners examine a paragraph lacking sensory...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I Had a Hero LessonLesson Planet
Students read "I Had a Hero" a memoir written by a Peace Corps volunteer serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They discuss the story, respond to it in writing, complete comprehension activities and relate the account to their own...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
How Weather Affects Our LivesLesson Planet
English learners practice basic weather terms from listening to two books. They keep a daily weather record for two weeks to record the type of weather, as well as the high and low temperatures for each day. Next, they complete a simple...
1st - 6th Science
T-shirts Build School & Community PrideLesson Planet
Young scholars explore ways to promote community pride by creating t-shirts. In this community lesson, students utilize a digital camera to take photographs of their hometown and transfer them to a t-shirt. Young scholars complete a...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Whose Point of View? The Journey of Three GenerationsLesson Planet
A reading of Whale Journey, a fact-filled picture book by Vivian French, launches a study of the life cycle and migration of three generations of gray whales. The interdisciplinary lesson offers opportunities extensions into all subject...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
Evaluating Nonfiction TextsLesson Planet
Young scholars evaluate nonfiction text. In this evaluating nonfiction lesson students read two pieces of nonfiction text and respond with a short free-writing piece. Young scholars discuss the content and focus on the accuracy.
4th - 6th English Language Arts