Memoir Basics 3: Adding feelings, judgments, and explanations

Lesson
Memoir Basics 3: Adding feelings, judgments, and explanations
15 pages
Purpose
To enrich descriptions of a memorable event by sharing feelings, judgments and explanations.
Description
In this lesson we rewrite simple and complex snippets from a variety of memoirs. In each snippet we look at how the author expands on basic details with feelings, judgments and explanations, and notice how these enrich the recount and make it more meaningful. We use expansions, analytical responses, scaffolded rewrites and one portfolio pieces.
Lesson type
Introduction
Genre / Topic
Memoir, Coming of age, School, Growing up