Telling My Story

Melanie R. Moore, First Grade, David Cox Road Elementary School

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This curriculum unit will allow young students to give a voice to their feelings about past memories.  The students will learn how to write about their memories, focusing on small moments, and to express what they were feeling at the time and/or how they feel about the moment in present time.  Students will write about their lives from their memories, family pictures, objects from home, and make connections to memoirs written by the teacher, classmates, and books read aloud.  Throughout the unit, students will continuously write, conference with the teacher, revise, and finally publish one of their written pieces.  There is an option at the end of the unit to have a Memoir Mash-Up where parents and administration are invited to read and experience the students’ writing.