This lesson plan on memoirs starts with the definition and ends with students reflecting upon their own mini memoir masterpieces.
The entire process could be done over 1-1.5 50 minute class period(s), depending on how many students wish to share their work.
I use this during a creative non fiction mini unit at the beginning of the year, which works out also as a getting to know you tool.
Designed for the ELA classroom but would work just fine in any discipline when paired down to the writing activity. Specifically designed to compliment Springboard Level 10 Unit 1.