What’s a Memory? Activity

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What are memories? Find out with the help of the book, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox. Through a stunning read aloud and picture walk, discuss the story's key details and how it defines a memory. Then, using the tale's definition, share and write personal memories.   

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Instructional Ideas

  • Copy the forms in color and laminate them for future use
  • Ask scholars to illustrate one of their memories and display these creations on a memory-themed bulletin board 
Classroom Considerations

  • Visit your school library to obtain a copy of, or download onto your mobile learning device, the book, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
  • Take your pupils' backgrounds into consideration as some may be sensitive to certain types of memories discussed 

  • The memory forms are designed using beautiful illustrations from the book 
  • The lesson sparks intriguing dialogue between classmates 

  • The book title's name is spelled incorrectly 
  • Typos interfere with the understanding of the lesson plan