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March 28, 2014 Types of informational text - memoir H omework: O ne page memoir containing 3 labeled elements due Tuesday! Objective: I can recognize different types of informational text - MEMOIR Warm Up (in your composition book) Copy your objective into you comp book. Copy down the definitions for AUTOBIOGRAPHY and MEMOIR from the red part of your Literature book.
autobiography (self) a writer's account of his or her own life. http://www.austinchronicle.com/binary/565d/51T-BA9E0BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg my story
memoir a form of autobiographical writing in which a writer shares his or her personal experiences and observations of important events or people. http://www.upscalehype.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sword-deep-green-leather-jacket.jpg http://www2.ca.uky.edu/forestryextension/kysnakes/workspace/uploads/blackracer-full.jpeg
When a person writes an autoiography or memoir, they want it to sound like they do in real conversation. A writer's style is the distinctive way he or she uses language. Style can be created through the following things...
word choice the distinctive way an author uses language to express his or her ideas http://img.docstoccdn.com/thumb/orig/35319973.png
sentence structure this can include short, direct sentences and fragments, or parts of sentences.
dialogue realistic dialogue, or conversations. http://www.book-in-a-week.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/dialogue-tags.bmp
An author who writes about his or her life may have multiple purposes for writing. Some of these reasons include: to inform the reader about his or her life t o share thoughts / feelings to entertain the reader with a good story
Read the following sentence. Which author's purpose does it reflect? I like James, but his dogs, both German Shepards, make me really nervous. Now write an example that you make up, still keeping the same topic that reflect the other two types of author's purpose.
Turn in your Lit book to pg. 510 "The First Skateboard in the History of the World" http://eastloshigh.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/21-Skateboard2.jpg
As you read "The First Skateboard in the History of the World," make a chart like this one to record examples of text that fit each author's purpose. InformShare thoughts and feelings Entertain
Reread lines 1-5. What purpose(s) has the writer revealed so far? Pull text.
Reread lines 18-23. Which words or phrases in this paragraph contribute to the casual style of the piece?
Why might Byars gave chosen to include her mother's comments?
Reread lines 51-55. How do the short sentences and sentence fragments help Byars create a casual style?
Reread lines 68-73. What words and phrases in these lines add humor to the episode?
Reread lines 103-114. How does Byar's use of realistic dialogue reveal that her mother is upset?
Reread lines 115-120. What does Byars want her readers to know about her?
Think about a memorable event that has happened in your life that you would definitely include of you wrote a memoir. Write a one page story describing the incident. You need to include AND LABEL the following things: A sentence that informs the reader A sentence that entertains the reader A sentence that shares your thoughts and feelings Realistic dialogue Word choice that reflects your personality Sentence structure that reflects your personality
Homework: One page memoir containing all 6 elements (labeled) due Tuesday!