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ERIC Number: ED481424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jan-13
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Graphic Life Map.
Schulze, Patricia
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)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.; MarcoPolo Education Foundation.