The Memoirs Unit includes signs, anchor charts, conversation cards, a rubric, and other activities to teach students how to write memoirs. (Includes 10 resources listed below)
1) Memoir Signs: Signs to post in the classroom defining a memoir and a personal narrative.
2) Making Memoirs Activity: Students use the provided anchor charts to discover the characteristics of a memoir. (Includes 2 anchor charts, student recording page, and memoir book suggestions)
3) Memoir Map: Students brainstorm important places, people, objects, and animals from their lives in this activity.
4) Memoir Conversation Cards: In this prewriting activity students use the conversation cards to begin gathering the details they will need to include in their memoirs. (Includes 8 conversation cards)
5) Memoir Interview: Students interview a person who is familiar with their topic to gain insight into their memories in this activity.
6) Leading Leads: In this activity students write catching leads for their memoirs. (Includes 5 technique signs, technique chart, and student writing page)
7) Excellent Endings: Students use the provided anchor charts to write an excellent ending to their memoirs. (Includes 2 anchor charts and student writing page)
8) Transition Words: In this activity students work in partners to add transition words to their memoirs.
9) Revising with Precise and Descriptive Language: In this activity students add precise and descriptive language to their memoirs. (Includes technique chart and student writing page)
10) Memoir Rubric: A rubric for scoring student memoirs.
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