A 5-step writing process will lead your students to write a free verse poem that captures the essence of a memory through a word list approach. Best for grades 7-12. Works well with lessons about free verse poetry or Imagism. This activity can be a short writing prompt (10 minutes) or can be expanded to allow students more time to write and to revise. There is a discussion board for this assignment on ReadWriteSnack.com where students can share their work with other students in grades 7-12. (ReadWriteSnack.com --- Community Tab --- Snack Break Discussion Forum --- Memory Word List topic). Email Lori@ReadWriteSnack.com with questions. Enjoy!