Teach memoir writing to students through a Writing Workshop format. This product has everything you need to teach and assess memoir writing. The memoir focuses in on students writing about a memory about family, friends, good deeds, times when they have felt loved/cared for, etc.
-An explanation of how to use minilessons to teach the Writing Workshop, a template for planning a minilesson, and teacher self-evaluation of a minilesson
-Expectations for Writing Workhsop
-Valentine's Day Themed Voice Level Chart for Writing Workshop
-Minilesson on how to use list making to get ideas for a Valentine's Day memoir
-Minilesson on how to plant seeds in the writer's notebook to get ideas for a Valentine's Day memoir
-Minilesson on lifting a line from fiction/non-fiction to begin a memoir
-Minilesson on sketching a memory to help begin a writing piece
-The Writing Process/Status of the Class Chart
-Minilesson on revising writing/Revising Checklist
-Minilesson on editing writing/Editing Checklist
-Minilesson on Peer Conferencing/Peer Conference Checklist
-Final Draft Conference with the teacher minilesson
-Six Traits Grading Rubric for Valentine's Day Memoir
-Minilesson on writing a final draft
-Minilesson on making a cover page for the Valentine's Day memoir
-Minilesson on sharing writing in small groups/Valentine's Day-themed "Ideas for Writing Feedback" chart
-Valentine's Day-themed "Self-reflection on Valentine's Day Memoir" printable
-A list of ideas about how to share the memoirs with the community to increase school/community connections
-Additional minilesson statements to use while teaching memoirs
This is a fun writing activity for students leading up to Valentine's Day, but it is also an activity where students will learn writing skills that will develop them into excellent narrative writers. The CCSS asks teachers to teach students writing "to explain, to convey experience, and to persuade." This memoir unit will fit all the standards for teaching students how to "convey experience."
*Also, please note that this memoir unit is set up the same way as the "Summer Days Memoir" and the "Holiday Memoir" in my TpT store with different clip art and writing themes.