Memories from Little Minds

Dahleesia Oates Johnson, First Grade, Allenbrook Elementary School

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This unit will focus on students learning what a memoir is, writing their own memoir about people, places and events and sharing their published memoir with others. Students will discover their voices have power and the experiences they have lived are worth sharing. During this unit, students will hear read alouds and journal connections they have with the text. After being exposed to several memoirs, the students will pick a topic they want to write about and be guided by the teacher to share their experiences through the Writing Process. This unit will include lessons on brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. The goal of this unit will be for students to create memoirs that tell a story of the memories from their young  minds. In this unit students will take the experiences of their lives and create a final product they will be able to share with their peers and the world.