Writing Lesson Resources

Candy Memoirs! Great for sixth-graders!

Read the blog post here: Candy Memoir Powerpoint Presentation

Candy Memoirs! This colorful, candy-filled, ten-slide presentation teaches middle schoolers the differences between the personal narrative and the memoir.

After writing their first drafts, use this presentation to suggest these four alternatives to boring leads: the action lead, the dialogue lead, the thought/question/feeling lead, the sound effect lead. I have used this presentation with sixth-graders working on their candy memoirs.


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