Memoir Writing (Personal Narrative) Unit

Memoir Writing (Personal Narrative) Unit
Memoir Writing (Personal Narrative) Unit
Memoir Writing (Personal Narrative) Unit
Memoir Writing (Personal Narrative) Unit
Memoir Writing (Personal Narrative) Unit
Memoir Writing (Personal Narrative) Unit
Memoir Writing (Personal Narrative) Unit
Memoir Writing (Personal Narrative) Unit
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Common Core Standards
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Memoir Writing (Personal Narrative) Unit

“Memoir Writing (Personal Narrative) Unit” is a 6-week writing unit composed of six prompts to help students learn how to write a memoir (personal narrative). Week #1 presents the genre to students and includes a model memoir. Weeks #2-5 offer more practice with different prompts and include a writer’s craft mini-lesson. The unit concludes with the final week as an assessment. This resource provides teachers with the following:

• Unit Outline – provides an overview of the entire 6 weeks
• Weekly Plan Outline – how to schedule each day’s lesson
• Resources and Suggestions – extra prompts, a list of mentor texts in literature, and teaching suggestions
• 5-Point Scoring Guide for Narrative Writing
• Scoring Guide Charts at Each Score Point – charts written in language students can understand
• Class Data Chart
• Individual Data Chart – offers student accountability for their learning
• Model Memoir
• 4 Strategy-Based Writer’s Craft Mini-Lessons with Answer Keys and a Wall Chart
• Prompt Introduction Page – includes a Writer’s Check List and Reflection Piece
• Memory Map – includes criteria for retelling a memory
• Graphic Organizer
• Rough Draft Paper
• Final Copy Paper

Each week of the unit provides students with a prompt. Students must describe their memory in the prompt, and provide relevant supporting details. The following topics are included in this unit:
• First Day in 4th Grade
• Family Vacation (PREVIEW)
• That Was So Scary!
• Learning Something New
• Achieving a Goal
• When I Was Sick

BLANK PRINTABLES INCLUDED: Like the format, but want to use your own writing topics? Additional generic printables that can be used with any memoir prompt are also included with this unit.

One complete week plus the unit outline and weekly plan outline is available for FREE in the preview! You will receive a PDF containing everything in this resource. Please make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the document.

Also available in the Writing Workshop Series:

Procedural/How-To Informative Writing Unit
Compare and Contrast Informative Writing Unit
Opinion Writing Unit
Animal Research Informative Writing Unit
Story Writing (Fictional Narrative) Unit


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