ERIC Number: ED481424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jan-13
Reference Count: N/A
Graphic Life Map.
This is a prewriting activity for personal memoir or autobiographical writing. Grade 6-8 students brainstorm for important memories, create graphics or symbols for their most important memories, and construct a life map on tag board or construction paper, connecting drawings and captions of high and low points with a highway. During four 50-minute sessions, students will: identify key moments, people, and places in their lives; create an evaluative scale, from high points to low points, ranking the key moments; order key moments in chronological order; and create illustrations and text that relate to the key moments. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A rubric graphic life map and a roadmap of life are attached. (PM)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Evaluation Methods, Illustrations, Intermediate Grades, Lesson Plans, Memory, Middle Schools, Personal Writing, Thinking Skills, Writing Instruction
Managing Editor, ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.; MarcoPolo Education Foundation.