In the story, "Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge" by Mem Fox, Wilfrid lives next to a retirement home, and his favorite old person is 96-year-old Miss Nancy. Everyone says Miss Nancy has lost her memory, and despite the fact that Wilfrid doesn’t even know what a memory is, by accident he helps her find it by using special objects.
This book is one of my favorites, and what a great mentor text for writing!
My product will have your students practice using sensory details and write a personal narrative of a favorite memory they have. This is also a great and easy way to make a class book when finished!
Full 2 day Lesson Plan (Writing Workshop Format)
Parent letter home
Sensory detail graphic organizer
2 optional 1-2 paragraph graphic organizers for differentiation
Class book cover option
This lesson activity is part of my 8 lesson descriptive writing unit:
Writing Workshop: Writing With My 5 Senses