This icebreaker gets students talking and thinking-- about candy! Perfect for a first week of school unit to get to know students while they are also writing and close reading! An engaging and unique activity to get students enthusiastically participating in the introductions leads them to the academic components of this 9 page lesson:
--Icebreaker activity with handout and slide to project instructions
--Model Essay- Memoir excerpt from "Candy and Me"
--Memoir Assignment Handout (explains requirements and prompt)
--Rubric (formatted onto handout as well as two per page)
--Candy Memoir Brainstorming Guide