Monday, September 21: Structure in Memoir

Today was all about structuring our memoirs. We have written lots of scenes, but how will we put them together?

  1. We met in our book clubs to examine our mentor text memoir structures using this sheet: Memoir Structure Homework Sheet (front only).
  2. Students then received W9: Memoir Structures notes and info sheet. We talked over a few of these structures, then students worked on
  3. Students shared out at the board what they answered for #7 and #8.
  4. Finally, we returned to our seats and students chose a structure from W9 that will work for their memoir. On an exit slip, students explained what structure they would use and how it relates to the meaning of their story.

HW: Continue reading your memoir book!