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Third Grade Students Impress with Memoirs

Rudy Brandl

The third-grade classes of Ms. Katherine Heiss and Mrs. Donna Pedde proudly shared their memoirs with an audience of parents, faculty and friends in their classrooms last week.

The students have been reading many books that modeled memoirs and began the study unit by writing a mini memoir. They took a moment in time selecting a topic they felt strongly about using lessons taught on similes, alliteration, quotation marks and expanding sentences. The memoirs were all true stories told in the first person that included the author’s thinking and feelings. They also included illustrations and a concluding note about the author.