This is How I See It: Finding Voice through Memoir Study and Writing

Shari Dinkins, Language Arts, McClintock Middle School

Curriculum Unit(pdf)

Synopsis:  This unit looks at memoir while studying the Holocaust. Using Night by Elie Wiesel and Fragments of Isabella by Isabella Leitner, students will explore the Holocaust from two perspectives.  While Night explores the male experience of the Holocaust, Fragments of Isabella shares the female experience.  After reading the memoirs, students will participate in a writing workshop.  This workshop will allow them to find their own unique voice as they explore their personal narrative in order to write their own memoirs about an experience overcoming a challenging time or circumstance.