Writing a Life: Teaching Memoir to Sharpen Insight, Shape Meaning-- and Triumph over Tests / Edition 1

Writing a Life: Teaching Memoir to Sharpen Insight, Shape Meaning-- and Triumph over Tests / Edition 1

by Katherine Bomer
     
 

In Writing a Life, Katherine Bomer presents classroom-tested strategies for tapping memoir's power, including ways to help kids generate ideas to write about, elaborate on and make meaning from their memories, and learn craft from published memoirs.See more details below

Overview

In Writing a Life, Katherine Bomer presents classroom-tested strategies for tapping memoir's power, including ways to help kids generate ideas to write about, elaborate on and make meaning from their memories, and learn craft from published memoirs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325006468
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
08/30/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
286,908
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
8 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Call to Write Memoir Why Teach Memoir? Reasons That Will Change Your Teaching and Your Life Week-by-Week Plans: A Map to Guide You Through a Genre Study in Memoir Reading to Write: Discussion Questions and Projects That Probe Memoirs for Craft Lessons Rafting Down Rivers of Memory: Getting Ideas Going in the Memoirist's Notebook Making Meaning of Memories: Selecting, Collecting, and Layering Shaping the Story: Possibilities for Structure Recognized Lives: Secrets for Conferring Successfully with Children Writing Memoir Revising a Text, Revising a Life: Five Sledgehammers and Nineteen Nails for Making a Memoir Even Better Answering Test Prompts by Drawing on Memoir Writing Epilogue: Our Nation's Memoir; Why We Write

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