Our Digital World: Memoir Writing Using Digital Tools

Megan Koransky, Fifth Grade, Bain Elementary School

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


In this unit, students will curate a digital representation of a memoir. Steps in our creation process will mirror steps in the writing process. Students will listen to and read mentor texts as well as digital memoir exemplars. They will use their own schema in combination with mini lessons and activities meant to tap into memories and feelings. With modeling and group work, students will identify and reflect on these memories and feelings, which can be used as resources for the digital memoir. Students will juxtapose resources including, words, music, text, illustrations, and video to tell a story about a period of their lives. Students will be using available online resources called ClipChamp or Storybird to create these masterpieces.