Making Memoir Meaningful… Implementing Memoir Writing in Grades K-2

Nikki Guevara, Fourth Grade, Bain Elementary School

Curriculum Units (pdf)


This unit will use writing techniques and activities to teach students how to write properly and go through the writing process.  Students will learn about memoir through writing exercises, read aloud and making personal connections to create strong, meaningful, writing pieces.  We will focus on best practices in writing, research based strategies, conferring and providing feedback to students throughout the writing process.  We will begin with an introduction to writing by creating and using daybooks on a regular basis.  Students will work on different activities structured around making connections and discovering strong topics to write about.  Students will also learn more about themselves and their lives in the process. As a final activity, they will be able to create a published piece of memoir writing to share with others. This unit is multifaceted and can easily be adapted for older grades.