Sunday, October 6, 2013

A memoir is a way to touch at the heart of emotion 
and allow it to be shared with others.


-Lorilyn Roberts


We have spent the first month of school establishing a reading workshop in the classroom. Students are reading daily, and responding to their reading weekly. I have begun conferencing with students one on one and in small groups. I am very impressed with the thinking and sharing of ideas the students have shown! 
So this week, we are going to focus our lessons and workshop time on writing!
We are going to write our first memoir! This writing will be a baseline that I will use for comparison with other writing pieces as the year, and the student's writing,  progresses.
During our study of memoir, we will be reading such authors as Cythnia Rylant, Patricia Polacco and Ralph Fletcher.

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