Monday, May 21, 2012

Telling Your Own Story

What is a memoir? It is a type of autobiography, someone telling the story of his or her own life. A memoir usually tells part of someone's life story, not the whole story from the beginning to the present day.

You don't have to be famous to write a memoir. You don't have to have climbed a mountain or have fought in a war. You don't even have to be old. You have to have lived--and, have learned how to write.

The kids in Ms. Haney's first grade class have done both. Here are some of their memoirs. These kids added something to their autobiographies that even famous people, such as Michael Jordan and President Bill Clinton, have not added to their books. They drew their own illustrations!