As you may have read here, this half term we focused on the teaching of memoir.
In our first week we discussed the genre using our genre-booklets and this created a buzz for the rest of the project. Focusing on the genre and why people write memoir allowed the generating of ideas to happen fairly quickly.
We used around three techniques for generating memoir ideas. These included:
Questions for memoirists – Children answer questions to jog their memories for potential memoir ideas (see our article about memoir writing).
Using the ‘Michael Rosen’ effect. This is where children can take…
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