Memoir: "Sky Diving" Experience

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Students were asked to write a memoir about a significant life experience using dialogue. The project was launched with a brainstorming activity and students were provided a rubric to guide development, revision, and self-assessment.

In the below excerpt, a student fully brings her audience into her “sky diving” experience. The student is very strategic about the language she uses – in describing the setting, the interactions, and the steps in getting to her jump and has convinced her audience that she is preparing to sky dive.


Sample Student Work