W.7.3

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

 
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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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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

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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Using Pronouns to Analyze Point of View

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Novel Study: The Hunger Games
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Novel Study: The Hunger Games
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Pronouns, perspective, point of view, oh my.

 
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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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Brainstorming ideas for Horror/Thriller Stories

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Fiction Unit
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Fiction Unit
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Don't you dare say anything negative about Beyonce!

Standards:
 
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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.

 
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rubix
   

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
   

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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Reflections (2)
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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

 
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7th Grade ELA » Unit: Fiction Unit
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Plot your evil plan!

Standards:
 
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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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Using our Analysis to Brainstorm Poetry

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Think deeper about the important things in your life!

 
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the best things in life are the people you love the places youve seen the memories youve made alog the way

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.

Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters

Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.

Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.

Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.

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