A Study of Multiple Genres Writing Curriculum
Unit 2: Personal Narrative – 1 week
[Snapshot Autobiography Project]
In my sample writing curriculum, A Study of Multiple Genres, this is the second unit (after introducing quickwrites) and very first writing project of the academic year.
Through the use of multiple mentor texts and in-class writing, students learn how to layer memories (flashbacks) and events before and/or after the description of the photograph to paint a picture of a relationship or the development of a person over time.
- Sample of On Writing by Stephen King (mentor text)
- Full "Marine Corps Issue" by David McLean (mentor text)
- Unit overview
- Snapshots Writing Revisions Checklist