Writing About Memories
For this writing about memories worksheet, students recall a favorite fall memory and respond to 6 short answer questions and use the answers to help them write 10 lines of an autobiography.
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Writing Personal Narratives
Encourage your pupils to write about personal experiences with regard to participating in activities that don't involve media. Start off by reading several of the included poems and modeling how to write about a memory. Class members can...
6th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting....
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Memory Box: Descriptive Writing
A great way to reinforce descriptive writing, this instructional activity serves as an exploration of adjectives and sensory words. First, pupils describe a family tradition using as many sensory details as they can. Then, they try to...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Developing a Topic for Writing Using an Idea Web
Teach your upper graders how to use an idea web to develop a topic for writing. After reading a variety of stories about friendship (a list of stories with the theme of friendship is included), model using an idea web. Class members...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts