Sunday, June 2, 2013

Writing a Memoir: When I was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant

Another Summer School idea! I used this with my group of English Language Learners! They were all at different language aquisition levels, so we got all kinds of description and "voice" in our writing. I took the kids' photos and displayed them with their poetry memoir....every child has a story!
I just put them on my TPT shop.

Below are samples of my students' memoir poems....names changed....every child has 
a story!


  1. Hi Laura! Thanks for coming over and visiting my blog and following! I LOVE Cynthia Rylant books! I'm loving your posts and your art projects are just stunning! I'm your newest follower! :o)

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love that book; it's one of my favorites!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love finding other special ed. teachers! Your blog has many great ideas, I like incorporating art with my students as much as I can. I'm your newest follower!

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  4. I love that book! It is one of my favorites. I really liked how you added pictures of your students to their poetry.

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  5. I loveeeeee Cynthia Rylant!


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  6. H Laura! Thank you for visiting my blog! I love love love Cynthia Rylant's books. I'm going to share your blog with our special ed teachers. You have so many wonderful ideas and lessons!
    I'm your newest follower! :)