TRY THIS TOMORROW: TINY MEMOIRS
The New York Times Learning Network is always a go-to source for lesson ideas and mentor texts. They have just announced the winners of the 100-Word Personal Narrative contest. These tiny memoirs are based on the NYT column, Tiny Love Stories. The Learning Network has created this step-by-step guide for teachers that includes mentor texts. The winning tiny memoirs are excellent student-written models for a mini-study on mini-memoirs or to generate ideas for longer memoirs and personal narratives by having students start with writing small to see where their thinking and writing take them.