What is a memoir? Anchor chart, writers workshop, ELA, narrative writing, memoirs, 5th grade

In school I can remember writing multiple memoirs. These memoirs helped me to think, and reflect on events that had happened in my life. This encouraged me to learn more about myself, and to personalize my own journey.

So interesting! This graphic novel-style book by Ellen Forney that depicts her experience with bipolar definitely appeals to my creative side!

Ellen Forney's Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me – in pictures

Easy chart to explain Mood Disorders! This graphic novel-style book by Ellen Forney that depicts her experience with bipolar definitely appeals to my creative side!

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I've had my share of strange experiences to know that the human spirit is constantly emitting energy. I'm curious to know what happens to that spirit after its time here on Earth ends.

Kay Redfield Jamison is a professor of psychiatry at John's Hopkins who has lived with bipolar disorder for over 30 years, and she writes about it here.

An Unquiet Mind is a phenomenal book. As an academic afflicted with MI she understands exactly what is happening to her and can articulate her manic-depressive episodes in a descriptive manner.

Great place to do a little creative writing. Little is the key word.   Earnest Hemingway told a thought provoking story in just six words: "Baby shoes for sale. Never worn."    Now try your hand at telling your story in six words...

Great place to do a little creative writing. Little is the key word. Earnest Hemingway told a thought provoking story in just six words: "Baby shoes for sale." Now try your hand at telling your story in six words.

Beowulf" is the oldest piece of English literature and is credited with being a quintessential piece of epic poetry. This epic poem was originally performed in the oral tradition by wandering minstrels called scopes ("shopes") until it was transcribed between 700 to 900 A.D. by an unknown author.

"Beowulf" is the oldest piece of English literature and is credited with being a quintessential piece of epic poetry. This epic poem was originally performed in the oral tradition by .

A good explanation of what Asperger Syndrome is -- in layman's terms.  From the Autism Speaks website

Look Me in the Eye is a first hand account of what it is like to live with Asperger's. A fantastic and heartwarming memoir by John Elder Robison.

Hailed as one of the most successful writers alive, Stephen King has hundreds of books under his belt, most of which bestsellers. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is part master-blueprint, part memoir, part meditation on the writer’s life, filtered through the lens of his near-fatal car crash and the newfound understanding of living it precipitated.

9 Books on Reading and Writing

Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King's critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.

World History Connected Home: STRICKLAND | Another APWH site http://www-ckhs.cksd.wednet.edu/STAFF/Fisher/whap.htm

Great site to look at history themes with a new intercultural eye, giving light and deeper understanding to the human task of making Earth our common planet.

I can't wait to try a version of this with my kids...sounds like a great rainy day project!

I am interested to see if you have a summer bucket list? I have some ideas for what I want to do this summer? Want to make a summer bucket list

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Fourth Grade Reading & Writing Worksheets: What is a Memoir?

What is a Memoir?

Do you know what a memoir is? This worksheet will tell you and show you some great examples from famous memoirs.

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