Who Are YOU? Discovering yourself through memoir and literature

Latonda Mitchell, Fifth Grade, Mountain Island Lake Academy

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


Who Are YOU? This unit focuses on using writing to help children learn more about themselves in upper elementary school. The North Carolina Standard Course of Study states that it is essential for students to be able to write a narrative based on real or imagined experience or events. This unit will focus on the real aspects of this essential skill. Students will do this through discovering and uncovering their own history. Secondly, this unit will focus on how students can write their own personal memoirs. This unit will provide an insight of many different authors own personal lives, including myself, to help direct the students in revealing things in writing. The students will be able to determine the intended audience of the memoir. The students will also be able to analyze different memoirs to determine the message the author is intending to reach with their audience.