Memoir Day 3: Author’s Purpose and Show Not Tell

  1. We started class by taking notes on Author’s Purpose. Here are the guided notes: L1: PIE notes. (And here is the teacher version: PIE notes teacher version). On the back, we reflected on the purpose of the memoir we read over the summer.
  2. Next, students received one line from another student’s memoir to determine whether the purpose of that one line was to persuade, inform, or entertain. We then paired up to see how well the purpose of the sentence matched the purpose of the whole memoir.
  3. In some classes, we read “The Power of Detail,” and wrote about it. In some classes we did a whiteboard activity on “Show, Not Tell.”

HW: None. If you have a book at home that you’ve been wanting to read, start bringing it to school next Wednesday, when our #freereading time will start.