Through this Literature Circles in Memoir Unit, we promote literacy and expand our students’ exposure to the genre of non-fiction, through the sub-genre of memoir. Lessons and handouts are included which will direct the sixth grade teacher to successfully facilitate the Literature Circles in Memoir Unit. In order to differentiate instruction, and to challenge all of our readers, students will read full-length memoir novels in addition to smaller memoir texts.Assessments are provided that follow this unit. Students will go through the writing process to produce a published memoir.

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