Memoir Basics 2: Using memory to tell a story

Lesson
Memoir Basics 2: Using memory to tell a story
12 pages
Purpose
To introduce the concept of using memory as a narrative device in memoirs.
Description
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 portfolio piece.
Lesson type
Introduction
Genre / Topic
Memoir, Growing up, Coming of age, Music, War