Help your students write an outstanding memoir. The Memoir: Events and Emotions Brainstorming Handout can be used to help students generate a list of experiences from which they would select their memoir topic. Fourteen (14) emotions and events are listed to which students can respond. Encourage students to focus on a particular emotion as the glue that holds together their re-created memory. This emotion is what they want the reader to feel as he or she reads the memoir. This document is included in the Introduction to the Memoir MINI Unit All-in-One DEAL and the Memoir Curriculum MEGA Unit All-in-One DEAL.