W.7.3a

Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

 
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Identifying the Structure of a Memoir through a Published Author's Piece

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

If you build it, the writing will come.

 
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Resources (16)
 
Reflections (1)
structure of a memoir figuring out the
   

Finding Theme and Author's Point of View in Memoir

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The Big Picture of Memoir:Theme

 
Favorites (39)
 
Resources (14)
 
Reflections (1)
theme
   

The Details Are in the Sandwich

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

A sandwich made out of peanut butter, jelly and details.

 
Favorites (33)
 
Resources (15)
 
Reflections (1)
peanut butter jelly sandwich
   

Developing and Capturing Characters and Experiences with Sensory Language

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Writing so good you can see, hear, smell, taste and touch it.

 
Favorites (12)
 
Resources (15)
 
Reflections (1)
imagescakysotm
   

Planning Out the Sequence of a Memoir

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The natural flow of a memoir.

 
Favorites (9)
 
Resources (14)
 
Reflections (1)
imagesca3oah6p
   

Using "Firsts" and "Last" Times in Our Lives to Write Meaningful Moments

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Creating meaningful moments from your "firsts" and "last" times

 
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Resources (12)
 
Reflections (1)
images
   

Using Issues in Our Lives to Write Meaningful Memoirs

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Let's talk about our issues.

 
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issues
   

Putting All the Pieces Together for a First Draft

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting, Editing and Completing a Final Memoir
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting, Editing and Completing a Final Memoir
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Making it all come together like a Rubik Cube.

 
Favorites (6)
 
Resources (13)
 
Reflections (1)
rubix
   

People, Places and Objects That Will Help Us Write Meaningful Memoirs

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Capture people, places and objects in your writing like a photographer would in a picture.

 
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Resources (14)
 
Reflections (2)
photography classes san diego people places and things
   

Planning Out the Narrative of the Memoir

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Getting to the heart of it

 
Favorites (5)
 
Resources (13)
 
Reflections (1)
the heart of the story the
   

Myth Project

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Yes, I too can create a myth!

 
Favorites (14)
 
Resources (17)
 
Reflections (1)
myth
   

Editing and Revising One Draft with the Rubric

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Editing, Revising and Finalizing our Fiction Story
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Editing, Revising and Finalizing our Fiction Story
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Don't fall off the mountain of success!

 
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Resources (14)
 
Reflections (1)
1363212779
   

Concluding with A Reflection

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting, Editing and Completing a Final Memoir
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting, Editing and Completing a Final Memoir
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

“People smile in trouble, gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.” –Thomas Paine

 
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Reflections (1)
winnie thinking
   

Crazy Titles

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Just writing, creates memorable poetry!

 
Favorites (4)
 
Resources (12)
 
Reflections (1)
crazy
   

Editing for Paragraphs in Our Third and Final Draft

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting, Editing and Completing a Final Memoir
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting, Editing and Completing a Final Memoir
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

When and how should I paragraph?

 
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Resources (13)
 
Reflections (1)
paragraph pretzel by windell oskay
Common Core ELA
 
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