Thursday, November 20, 2008

Scholastic's "Write It" Resources for Aspiring Writers

Scholastic's "Write It" online writing resource for teachers and students in grades 9 to 12 offers a unit on memoir writing and includes several accessible, well-designed writing samples and lesson plans. Though developed for student writers, these are excellent for anyone wanting to write about life experiences:

The main site for the unit is

Write It: Memoir

Here's a clickable link to the pdf of a short memoir by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and an exercise:

"Living to Tell the Tale"

Explore the "Write It" site for other tips, writing samples and exercises on memoir.

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