Get students prepared to write their own memoir with this memoir unit introduction. Students will explore a mentor text (quality memoir exemplar) to better understand the elements that should be included within their own memoir. Students will read a short excerpt from Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi, and explore how he incorporates background information, story telling, showing NOT telling elements, first person narration, purpose, and dialogue within his memoir to create interest and readability. Students will discuss the questions provided glean an understanding each of these elements.
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If you are teaching students how to write a memoir, you will want this bundle! With this bundle you will receive:
-Mentor texts & guiding questions (numerous mentor texts provided to teach each critical element of a successful memoir).
-Complete memoir lesson – 40 slides.
-6 stations with mentor text examples that incorporates peer lead discussion questions, independent thinking activities, and an Idea Planning Station to get students started with their own memoir.
-Decorative Table Tents for each Station
-Brainstorming and narrowing topic lesson that incorporates a very fun 6 word memoir project!
-Revision questionnaire/activity to get students reflecting on their own memoir, and helping to revise peer memoirs.
-Detailed rubric for easy assessment.
Lesson Plans for each step in the process.
No Prep – No Plan Unit
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