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Looking Out the Window: A Place Memoir

By Aarti Monteiro

Emotions play a big role in how we remember places important to us. Students explore this notion by writing memoirs, using plot, dialogue, and description to bring their stories to life.

Level

Grades 6–10

Type

Narrative

Commitment

5 Sessions: 1 Hour

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Lesson Instructions

3 Handouts

2 Student Writing Samples

What Your Students Will Produce

After five sessions, students will produce fully written and revised memoirs. These narratives will come to life through dialogue that shapes character personality, and descriptive details which transport readers to a special place in the writer’s memory.

Writing Samples from This Lesson

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