Writing a Memoir
Students use the Eastern North Carolina Digital Library to research and reflect upon human experiences contained in primary sources. They use these reflections as a foundation for writing a memoir.
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365 Days of Writing Prompts
"If you could un-invent something what would it be?" "What are you more comfortable with—routine or spontaneity?" Here's a packet of one-a-day writing prompts. Although designed for fifth graders, the topics are appropriate for any grade...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
Grades 9-10 Writing Module, Unit 2: Informative Writing
What were the effects of the Great Depression on the people who lived through it? As the culmination of an informative writing unit that introduces writers to the "skills, practices, and routines" of informative essays, individuals...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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 plan unit that uses The Things They Carried as the anchor text, class members...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching the Short Story - Teacher's Packet
Get your writers composing their own short stories by following some or all of the ideas included here. You'll find short lessons and activities, handouts and assignment pages, sample paragraphs and sentences, and all sorts of great...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
What is it that makes people keep going when they face challenges in life? Ask your class to consider this question in relation to their own experiences and as they read material from The New York Times. Using personal experiences and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed