Writing a Life: Teaching Memoir To Sharpen Insight, Shape Meaning - And Triumph Over Tests

Paperback | September 27, 2005

byKatherine Bomer

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Grades 3-8

 

In Writing a Life, Katherine Bomer presents classroom-tested strategies for tapping memoir's power, including ways to help kids generate ideas to write about, elaborate on and make meaning from their memories, and learn craft from published memoirs. She describes dozens of ideas for minilessons, teacher—student conferences, peer conferences, writing activities, prompts, and revision strategies. She then crosses the literacy spectrum to show how studying mentor memoirs can enrich students' reading by building strong reading-writing connections.

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Grades 3-8   In Writing a Life, Katherine Bomer presents classroom-tested strategies for tapping memoir's power, including ways to help kids generate ideas to write about, elaborate on and make meaning from their memories, and learn craft from published memoirs. She describes dozens of ideas for minilessons, teacher—student conferenc...

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Grades 3-8   In Writing a Life, Katherine Bomer presents classroom-tested strategies for tapping memoir's power, including ways to help kids generate ideas to write about, elaborate on and make meaning from their memories, and learn craft from published memoirs. She describes dozens of ideas for minilessons, teacher—student conferenc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.5 inPublished:September 27, 2005Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0325006466

ISBN - 13:9780325006468

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?Smart teachers will read this book. Smarter teachers will use it as a guide. The smartest ones will read it, use it, and then return to it for inspiration, reflection, and, ultimately, for hope. In Writing a Life, Bomer takes us beyond the craft of writing memoir to the purpose and passion of this genre.?-Kylene Beers, Author of When Kids Cant Read - What Teachers Can Do