Memoir by wtkkik

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									            Memoir

Sharing a Relationship You Have
 With A Person, Place, or Thing



        Donna Vincent, Muhlenberg County
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              Potential People
•   Mom                             •   Neighbor
•   Dad                             •   Teacher
•   Grandparent                     •   Coach
•   Sister                          •   Bus driver
•   Brother                         •   Preacher
•   Cousin                          •   Colleague
•   Aunt                            •   Friend
•   Uncle                           •   Doctor
                  Donna Vincent, Muhlenberg County
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              Potential Places
•   Lake                          •   Pool
•   Grandma’s house               •   Park
•   Woods                         •   Farm
•   Backyard                      •   Ditch
•   Stream                        •   Attic
•   Playground                    •   Barber shop
•   Basement                      •   Patio
•   Skating rink                  •   Pier
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             Potential Things
•   Pet                             •   Shoes
•   Tree                            •   Dancing
•   Porch                           •   Thunderstorms
•   Swing                           •   Reading
•   Bicycle                         •   Laundry
•   Computer                        •   Swimming
•   Food                            •   Boat
•   Alarm Clock                     •   Golf
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          The Relationship


_____________________ is important in my
  life (because/but) ___________________
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________.

             Donna Vincent, Muhlenberg County
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      Elaboration: Prove It By…
•   Telling stories.
•   Giving examples.
•   Being specific.
•   Staying on track.
•   Not repeating yourself.
•   Knowing when to say when.
•   Using less dialogue/action.
                Donna Vincent, Muhlenberg County
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              Organization
• Stories and examples are not necessarily
  arranged in chronological order.
• Arrange according to how the stories and
  examples relate to each other.
• Cause/effect, seasons, greatest to least, save
  the best for last…


                Donna Vincent, Muhlenberg County
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                        Lead
• Get the reader’s attention.
• Get the reader on the right track by
  indicating the focus.
• Try one or more of the following: list,
  quote, question, command, comparison,
  action, onomatopoeia, thought…
• Connect to the first piece of evidence with a
  transition.
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                    Closing
• Make the piece feel finished.
• Give the reader something to think about,
  laugh at, remember…
• You might tie back to the lead or title.
• Be brief.



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