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Memories Matter: The Giver and Descriptive Writing Memoirs

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Memories Matter: The Giver and Descriptive Writing Memoirs

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Seven 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Gaines

Hoover, Alabama

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Professional Library

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Making the Cut: Revising Memoirs by Detecting Clutter and Confusion

Students improve a slide show by removing pictures. Their reasons for cutting pictures are translated into revision guidelines for cutting unnecessary words and sections from their rough drafts.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Story Map

The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Timeline

Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 19

Children's publisher John Newbery was born in 1713.

Each student chooses a book that is special and writes a short story about why it deserves special mention. Students can plan the pages of their own stories and then make a Stapleless Book or use the ReadWriteThink Printing Press.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

"You Gotta BE the Book": Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents (2nd edition)

Wilhelm's vital book looks at "what this act of reading really is": a social practice and a search for meaning.

 

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