Activity 1A: Lend Me Your Ear
Books R4 Teens. College of Education, Education Resources. Multicultural book list. www.edb.utexas.edu/resources/booksR4teens/multi.html
On Memoir, Truth and “Writing Well,” recorded interview with William Zinsser, author of On Writing Well, April 13, 2006. www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5340618
ReadWriteThink. Audio Broadcasts and Podcast: Oral Storytelling and Dramatization. www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=901
ReadWriteThink. Plot diagram tool. www.readwritethink.org/materials/plot-diagram/
Teaching Students to Read and Write Memoir. http://www.lkdsb.net/program/elementary/junior/MS_Memoir.pdf
The Learning Network: Teaching and Learning with The New York Times. 10 Personal Writing Ideas. http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/teaching-topics/teaching-topics-10-personal-writing-ideas/
Welcome to Inkspell, Dr. Z’s Education Web site. http://inkspell.homestead.com/memoir.html
Activity 2A: Sources of Memoir
Borg, Mary. (1998). Writing Your Life: Autobiographical Writing Activities for Young People. Fort Collins, CO: Cottonwood Press.
Christensen, Linda. (2000). Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching About Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word. Milwaukee, WI: Rethinking Schools, Ltd.
Willis, Meredith Sue. (1990). Blazing Pencils: A Guide to Writing Fiction & Essays. New York: Teachers & Writers Collaborative.
Activity 2B: Writing Your Memoir
Willis, Meredith Sue. (1993). Deep Revision: A Guide for Teachers, Students, and Other Writers. New York: Teachers & Writers Collaborative.