Worth Writing About

Exploring Memoir with Adolescents

"Who am I?" This is the question that many adolescents ask during the turbulent middle and high school years. In Worth Writing About: Exploring Memoir with Adolescents, Jake Wizner addresses how searching for the answer to this question leads his students to reflection, to reading, and ultimately to deeper, more meaningful writing.

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"Who am I?" This is the question that many adolescents ask during the turbulent middle and high school years. In Worth Writing About: Exploring Memoir with Adolescents, Jake Wizner addresses how searching for the answer to this question leads his students to reflection, to reading, and ultimately to deeper, more meaningful writing.

Based on his experience teaching eighth-grade English for nearly two decades, Jake believes that a well-designed memoir unit not only aligns with t...read more

About the Author(s)

Jake Wizner teaches eighth grade English and social studies at the Salk School of Science in New York City. He is the author of the young adult novels Spanking Shakespeare (Random House, 2007) and Castration Celebration (Random House, 2009) and has spent the past two decades developing and inspiring young writers.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Prologue: The Rice Bowl
Chapter 1: Why Memoir?
Chapter 2: What's Worth Writing About?
Chapter 3: The Reading-Writing Connection
Chapter 4: Fact and Truth
Chapter 5: Story and Understory
Chapter 6: The Sea and the Mountain
Chapter 7: Beginnings, Endings, and Titles
Chapter 8: Assessment and Evaluation
Chapter 9: Struggling Students
Appendixes
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 6-10
Media: 184 pp/paper
Year: 2015
Item No: WEB-1048
ISBN: 978-162531-048-4

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