Memoirs and Biographies

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Our Memoirs and Biographies lesson plan teaches students the characteristics of both memoirs and biographies. Students practice writing in both of these genres, using the lesson material as a guide.

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Our Memoirs and Biographies lesson plan explores the differences between memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies. Students will be asked to define, distinguish and identify the differences between each. This lesson also exposes students to the difference between authorized and unauthorized writings about a person. By using their creative writing skills to write an example and sharing it with the class, students engage with each type of genre to solidify their understanding.

At the end of the lesson students will be able to define memoir, biography, and autobiography, distinguish and identify the differences between each, and write a brief example of each genre.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.3

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