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Locate
Your
Memories
• Objective: Students will identify
memories to add to their list of
possible writing topics.
• Focusing Questions: How can
you find interesting memories to
write about?
• Strategy: To find memories
about which to write a “snapshot”
by drawing a map of a familiar
place.
Focusing Question | Mini Lesson | Writer’s Work Time | Lesson Summary
Mini Lesson
• “Snapshot” – a short
description of something that
really happened to you.
• Snapshots capture the
memory of a moment in time.
• Get ideas for the snapshot by
starting with what you know.
You are an “expert” on our
own life.
Focusing Question | Mini Lesson | Writer’s Work Time | Lesson Summary
Writer’s
Work Time
1. Draw a map of your place full of
memories by marking the locations of
at least five different memories with
a X.
2. Add those memories to your idea
bank. Write down enough information
to remind you of the memory later.
3. Select the memory that you feel is
most interesting.
4. Write a few paragraphs about that
memory. Try to write a full page.
5. Be prepared to go on to a second
memory if you find that you cannot
remember the first one too well.
Focusing Question | Mini Lesson | Writer’s Work Time | Lesson Summary
Lesson
Summary
• Drawing a map of a familiar place can
help you recall memories.
o Share your map with a partner.
o Share two or three favorite
memories from the map.
• Did this exercise bring back any
memories you forgot?
Brainstorming Strategies:
– Dig deep to find meaningful topics
that will give readers an “experience.”
Focusing Question | Mini Lesson | Writer’s Work Time | Lesson Summary