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A Look Ahead

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    Congratulations!  You should be SO proud of yourself.  You’ve reached the end of this unit.

    In our next unit, we’ll change the pace a bit by participating in a study of literary non-fiction, especially memoirs.  You will choose your own non-fiction memoir.

    Here are your requirements:

    • Must be a true story about a person’s life or experiences
    • Must be at least 200 pages long and not a graphic novel
    • Must be something you have not read before
    •  Must be at your reading level (preferably 8th grade reading level and up).  You can look up a book’s reading level by searching the title and “reading level.”  The Scholastic website is a good source for reading level information:
    • Must be school appropriate and parent-approved


    There’s a list of best memoirs on the GoodReads website that has excellent suggestions (click on this link).

    Here are a few that are recommended and would meet the requirements: 

    • Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
    • Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
    • The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
    • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer