Memoir Writing and Personal Expository Essay DIGITAL


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This is the digital interactive version of 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!

Your students will enjoy sharing memories and “snapshots” from their lives. And you will enjoy the fact that your students will learn about memoir writing with no prep required. Follow the step by step instructions, and you’ll be good to go!

When students finish, you’ll have some awesome memoirs to share

It includes the following:

  • A pdf with 3 lesson plans and the link to the Google Drive resource.
  • 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 Graphic Organizers on:

~ Cherished Objects
~ Solving Problems
~ Special People
~ Animal Encounters
~ Learning from Failure
~ Learning from Failure
~ Memorable Times or Events

You will LOVE watching your students succeed during this unit! And so will they!

The original non-digital version is here: Memoir and Personal Expository Essay

What’s the Scoop on DigELA Digital Resources?
★ Fun & Interactive!
★ paperless
★ perfect for the 1:1 classroom
★ can be printed
★ ideal for flipping the lesson
★ for Google Drive and/or MS OneDrive
★ high level of student buy-in & engagement
★ easy to use
★ step-by-step instructions for use
★ You and your students will LOVE this!

You might also 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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Have a wonderful school year!
Darlene Anne


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