Lesson overview

Story - Narrative
Middle years and up
describing memories
memory as a narrative device
narrative focus
story themes
plot devices
personal narrative
reflective writing
evoking emotion
reversal of expectations
framing devices
showing significance
word choice
unreliable memory
first person reflection
first person point of view
first person pov
In this lesson we rewrite simple snippets from a range of memoirs specifically focusing on memories. We examine how they can be used as a way to focus the narrative, to highlight story themes, and as a plot device. Students produce eight assisted rewrites and one checkpoint piece.