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  • 1. ineffective and effective memoirs 9­17­12.notebook September 17, 2012 9/17/12 8th Grade Language Arts Agenda: 1. Warm-up: Share your memoir worthy experiences with someone in the room 2. Ineffective and Effective Memoirs ts: men H) As sign ) ir (T s (W emo Ci rcle ur m -Lit r yo opi c fo eat (F) -C hoos tsid ers Th e Ou inish (F) -F Wr iting abu lary -Voc 1
  • 2. ineffective and effective memoirs 9­17­12.notebook September 17, 2012 “Why write a memoir? It means the world becomes yours. If you don‛t do it, it drifts away and takes a whole piece of yourself with it, like an amputation. To attack it and attack it and get it under control- it‛s like taking possession of your life, isn‛t it?” -Ted Hughes 2
  • 3. ineffective and effective memoirs 9­17­12.notebook September 17, 2012 Movinginwithmymom The summer between my seventh grade and eighth  grade year I moved out of my dad’s house and into  my mom’s.  It was a difficult thing to do, but my mom  and I had been talking about it for some me.  She  moved closer to my dad’s house so that I wouldn’t  have to change schools.  Then, when it was me to  stay with her for six weeks in the summer, we  decided I would not go back at the end.  My mom  hired a lawyer, and I had to see a mediator.  The court  appointed mediator told me I might have to stay with  my dad if that’s what the courts decide.  But I knew  that I would get to stay with my mom.  Eventually the  court made its decision, and I was able to legally be  with my mom.  Aer that I only saw my dad at  Christmas.   3
  • 4. ineffective and effective memoirs 9­17­12.notebook September 17, 2012 What doesnt work in Mrs. Slavens ineffective memoir? 4
  • 5. ineffective and effective memoirs 9­17­12.notebook September 17, 2012 Life Always Comes Full Circle  5
  • 6. ineffective and effective memoirs 9­17­12.notebook September 17, 2012 “Qualities of a Memoir That Works” The memoirist invented details that fit with the spirit, intenon, and truth of the story 6
  • 7. ineffective and effective memoirs 9­17­12.notebook September 17, 2012 “A memoir is how one remembers one‛s life.” -Gore Vidal “The story of your life is not your life. It is your story.” -John Barth   7
  • 8. ineffective and effective memoirs 9­17­12.notebook September 17, 2012 8

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