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Memoir Unit


 Writing a Memoir

Interactive Class - Living to Tell the Tale.  Features the work of Memoir writer Jessica Colom. Be sure to click on the link under Jessica's photo to bring up the pop-up window that includes excerpts of her writing and an audio of her stories. http://teacher.scholastic.com/writeit/memoir/teacher/index.htm 

Memoir Writing - from Scholastic.  An overview of the process of writing a memoir.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/writeit/memoir/

The following links are from the Scholastic website and provide additional techniques for drafting, revising and publishing a memoir:

 Brainstorming -Provides resources including prompts, photography exercises and more.  Get inspired!

Draft - Provides mapping exercises and memory exercises. 

Review - Provides ways to see and hear different perspectives - all about feedback and peer review.

Revise - Lists ways to revise a memoir. 

Grammar and Spelling Count.   Copyediting marks, punctuation guides and other resources to polish your memoir for publication.

Publishing the Memoir 

All About Podcasts - from Apple.  Provides an introduction and links to tutorials on creating podcasts. 

 



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