The Memory Snapshot

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The Memory Snapshot

  1. 1. The Memory Snapshot: Write a narrative (story about a memory) using a picture to help you get started.
  2. 2. Bring a picture
  3. 3. Cluster the sensory details of that experience Sight: Vibrant purples and reds Sound: The whisper of the wind and the sound of distant seagulls Movement: The gentle waves of the water Taste: The taste of salt in the ocean water Touch: The cold, chilly water when you touch it. Smell: The smell of seaweed and fish.
  4. 4. The Writing process <ul><li>1) Gathering information: What will you write about? </li></ul><ul><li>2) Organizing information: Putting it all together. </li></ul><ul><li>3) Drafting: Getting your thoughts down on paper. </li></ul><ul><li>4) Revising: Making your writing better </li></ul><ul><li>5) CUPS: Checking for Capitalization, Usage, Punctuation, and Spelling </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Writing Process Continued <ul><li>6) Final Draft: Making a final copy to turn in </li></ul>
  6. 6. Story Map The hungry seagulls bit my leg I went to a beautiful beach I fed the seagulls bread I went home as quickly as possible
  7. 7. Get into groups and share your projects. <ul><li>Ask your fellow students: </li></ul><ul><li>What do you like about my writing? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I need to do to make my writing better? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you notice any CUPS mistakes? </li></ul><ul><li>Go through the writing process! </li></ul>
  8. 8. . Rubric: 1) 2 pages long 2) Double space your writing 3) Write in ink 4) Have a picture, chart, rough draft with corrections, and final draft 5) Have a title 6) Have the correct heading 7) Include thoughtful sensory details.

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