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Memoir

  1. 1. Who am I?
  2. 2. What’s important to me?
  3. 3. What about myself do I wish to share with others?
  4. 4. What affects me? What experiences affect me?
  5. 5. <ul><li>What are my most special memories? </li></ul>
  6. 6. What are my thoughts… Actions? Feelings?
  7. 7. The answers to these questions can all be communicated through <ul><li>PERSONAL MEMOIR </li></ul>
  8. 8. How do I choose my topic? <ul><li>Sift through my most special memories… </li></ul>Sift through my most special memories…
  9. 15. Personal Memoir <ul><li>An account of the personal experiences of the author </li></ul>
  10. 16. Elements of a Memoir Reflection Emotion Sequence Description Events
  11. 17. Events that hold special memories and evoke emotion, like when I first got my puppy, Bonnie.
  12. 18. Elements of a Memoir Reflection Emotion Sequence Description Events
  13. 19. These events include description and sensory images that appeal to sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. the golden leaves slick, wet puddles crisp scent of autumn
  14. 20. Elements of a Memoir Reflection Emotion Sequence Description Events
  15. 21. Like all narratives, a personal memoir usually has a sequence and is written in a certain order.
  16. 22. First, looking…
  17. 23. Then, sipping.
  18. 24. <ul><li>How do I know </li></ul><ul><li>what to write about </li></ul><ul><li>in my memoir? </li></ul>
  19. 25. Think of all your adventures. Which are the most memorable? Do you still remember how you felt at that moment?
  20. 26. Elements of a Memoir Reflection Emotion Sequence Description Events
  21. 27. One of my emotional memories is when Bonnie first learned how to swim at the Bark ‘n’ Splash Bash! I was so PROUD of her!
  22. 28. Elements of a Memoir Reflection Emotion Sequence Description Events
  23. 29. Reflection Then, communicate the events, descriptions, and emotions in a reflective way. Use past tense and recall everything you can about the event.
  24. 30. Let’s see how these 5 elements all work together Reflection Emotion Sequence Description Events
  25. 31. I first choose a memorable event that is attached to many emotions. I pick the night I got engaged.
  26. 32. Elements of a Memoir Reflection Emotion Sequence Description Events
  27. 33. <ul><li>I recall the events in sequential order: </li></ul><ul><li>Eating pizza in Red Rocks parking lot with my boyfriend, Glenn. </li></ul><ul><li>Going on a hike. </li></ul><ul><li>Glenn kneeling down on one knee and asking me to marry him. </li></ul><ul><li>Listening to the concert with my new fiance! </li></ul>
  28. 34. Elements of a Memoir Reflection Emotion Sequence Description Events
  29. 35. Then, I describe the scene as I reflect on the experience. Pale blue sky with billowing clouds overhead Glenn’s smile & dimples as he looked up at me and asked nervously The ring rotating around my finger loosely because it was too big The sound of guitar strums and drum beats echoing through the amphitheatre
  30. 36. Elements of a Memoir Reflection Emotion Sequence Description Events
  31. 37. Then, I reflect on my emotions. I felt like the luckiest woman in the world, Full of joy and almost not believing it really happened. It was too good to be true!
  32. 38. Now, what will you write about in your personal memoir?
  33. 39. Hittin’ the slopes
  34. 40. Your first home
  35. 41. Your first Christmas
  36. 42. Class Memories

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