Memoir & Personal Expository Essay for Middle School ELA


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Memoir and Personal Expository Essay: Writing About Me!

“Writing About Me!” is a fun mini-unit that can be used to teach memoir or personal expository essay writing. I’ve included lesson plans for 3 different ways to use these resources, but you will probably think of even more!

It includes the following:
Memoir Characteristics
Bold Beginnings- Writing the Hook
Compelling Closings- Writing an Ending
Lesson Plans with 3 Possible Ways to Use the Resources
Memoir Text Suggestions
Writing About Me Brainstorming Sheets and Specific Organizers on:
~Cherished Objects
~Solving Problems
~Special People
~Animal Encounters
~Special Places
~Learning from Failure
~Memorable Times or Events

You will LOVE the writing that your students do during this unit! And so will they!

You might like these writing units:
♦ Writing Workshop Minilessons Revision Editing and Diagnostic
♦ Narrative Writing Workshop
♦ Informational Essay Writing
♦ Argumentative Essay Writing{Common Core Aligned}
♦ 50 Argument Topics with Outlines and Rubrics
♦ Research Paper Feature Article Writer’s Workshop

And you might like these units:
♦ Close Reading Strategy for ALL Subjects: ELA, Social Studies, Science, and More
♦ Speaking and Listening Posters and Rubrics
♦ Context Clues: Teach, Practice, Test
♦ Literary Elements: Teach, Practice, Test

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