Memoir Reading and Writing Bundle


You’ll love teaching memoir reading and writing together with this bundle.
Everything you need for literature circles and writing workshop!


Combine reading and writing memoir lessons with this ready-to-teach bundle.

This bundle includes two resources:

  1. book club lessons for reading memoir.
  2. As your students are reading this genre, they can write their memoir.

This will save you so much time — and connect your reading and writing lessons seamlessly!

What’s included in this memoir reading and writing bundle:

Autobiography, Biography, Memoir Book Club Mini Lessons:

There are four one-week sections that provide independent, paired, and group work along with whole-class discussion.

What’s included:

Pre-reading activities

  • what is this genre?
  • pre-reading survey
  • setting up your reading schedule
  • author research (mini research)

Part I

  • summary of reading
  • vocabulary collector
  • information text on the genre with comprehension questions
  • finding evidence of the genre
  • Group activity: locating textual evidence

Part II

  • summary of reading
  • vocabulary
  • why is the setting important?
  • identifying elements of the setting
  • Group activity: mini research on the text setting

Part III

  • summary of reading
  • vocabulary
  • identifying characters
  • creating a character profile
  • Group activity: determining important events — character timeline

Part IV

  • summary of reading
  • vocabulary
  • themes in nonfiction
  • finding proof for theme
  • Group activity: post reading discussion

End of book activities:

  • Post reading reflection
  • End of Book Discussion Questions
  • 12 group or independent creative reading projects

Also included:

  • daily lesson plans
  • standard for each lesson
  • editable planning chart
  • 4 vocabulary activities
  • reflection questions for each lesson

Great resource for readers workshop, whole class, instruction, or sub plans!

Just add books, and you are ready to go!

Write a Memoir Mini Lessons:

You’ll have everything from lesson plans, planning chart, mini lessons, rubric, answer key, and examples. You can start teaching this today!

The mini lessons:

  1. What is a memoir (anchor chart)
  2. Read & understand memoir (mentor texts)
  3. What is an epiphany?
  4. Writing assignment
  5. Prewriting: an object that I’ve kept
  6. Gathering ideas
  7. Reflecting on the significance of the event
  8. Narrowing the topic
  9. Freewriting
  10. Getting started — hooking your reader
  11. Drafting
  12. Bringing the story to life — adding description, part I
  13. Bringing the memoir to life — adding description, part II
  14. The ebb & flow of the story — using sentence variety
  15. Who is telling the story — finding your voice
  16. Let them speak: adding dialogue to your memoir
  17. Crafting a conclusion
  18. Revising for clear, coherent writing, organization, and style
  19. Peer review
  20. Proofread: Demonstrate command of conventions

The unit also includes:

  • Easy-to-read mini lesson chart
  • Lesson plan chart for each mini lesson that includes: lesson notes, standard, student-friendly standard, student task, assessment/homework suggestion
  • Suggested teaching calendar for 6 weeks of lessons
  • Suggested answer key

What you’re going to love about this bundle:

  • Reading and writing lessons fit together so well.
  • Built-in mentor texts
  • So many opportunities to dig into reading and writing skills!



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