Rivendell Middle Kids

Writing memoirs

We started a new writing project in Middle Kids today!  They will be writing a memoir – a true story about a favorite memory.  Today we began the brainstorming and planning process.  The kids came up with a list of some of their favorite memories, and then chose the one they want to write about.  Then we gave them a chance to tell a partner all the details they could remember so that they could “freshen” their memory.  Over the next several weeks we will transform these memories into stories.  A well-written memoir has a beginning, middle and end.  It is full of exciting details and feelings.  They will be typing these stories on their Chromebooks, and each week we will teach them new ways to revise them and make them better  without the daunting task of rewriting with pencil and paper.