Creative Writing: Memories
Kind of Activity:
To analyze and describe memories using vivid, sensory detail
Common Core Standards:
In preparation for describing their own memories using multi-sensory description, have students re-read Chapters 11, 13, 14, 15, in which the Giver shares memories with Jonas. Have students pick one of the memories that the Giver shares, then go through that passage and highlight words describing the five senses: taste, touch, smell, hearing, and sight. Discuss how the author uses all five senses to make the memories come alive.
Then, give students time to do a writing assignment....
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