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Pre-Publishing Checklist for Memoirs

I created a checklist for my students to use before they publish their memoir. It reflects the Qualities of Good Writing I blogged about recently.

I will be using this with my fourth graders.
I will be using this with my fourth graders.


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Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who has spent over a decade working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grade K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

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  1. This is very helpful. We are deep into memoir right now. I don’t usually teach this unit to third graders, but this class seemed ready; maybe it’s just that I was ready this year. 🙂 Our third grade definition of memoir is “a memory of a moment.” i notice their writing is suddenly growing by leaps and bounds! This checklist is inspiring and will be a good road map for my mini-lessons. Thanks, Stacey!


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