This week we will be identifying potential stories by doing a heart mapping activity. Students will state qualities of an effective memoir and then select a memory from their heart to put into words. A story map and sensory detail charts are tools to be used to draft out their story and add essential details.
Tuesday: Focus on leads. Students should have their lead ready for Wednesday as well as a completed story map and sensory detail chart.
Wednesday: Library and explanation of final book project. In class activities to improve the choice of words especially verbs will be presented. A written draft of memoir is due at the beginning of class on Thursday.
Thursday: Work day. Typed draft is due at the end of class today.
Friday: A variety of class opportunities will be offered.
Have a great spring break.