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  1. The Times of Your Life Memoir Writing

  2. Memoir comes from the Latin word "memoria" meaning memory. • A biography or autobiography is a person’s life…a memoir is a “slice” of life. What is a Memoir

  3. R O C K E T B O Y S

  4. Movie is based on Hickmans’ memoir called Rocket Boys. Released in 1991 This memoir was prompted by the launching of Sputnik in October of 1957 Hickman supervised the screenplay writing, casting, and filming so that this movie reflected his story. Background

  5. Homer's name is not Homer in the book. He used his nickname, "Sonny." His mother gave him the nickname but his Coalwood school teachers had their own ideas on how it should be spelled • Homer's Dad's name is not John, it is Homer. Homer, Jr. (Sonny) was named after his father • The Rocket Boys were a group of SIX boys not four • The Rocket Boys never stole railroad tracks for rocket supply money. They did, however, go after the cast iron pipe underneath the tracks. Homer almost lost his life doing it • Homer did not quit school to go work in the mines • The Rocket Boys did not win scholarships to go to college. Differences

  6. 1943: Born in Coalwood 1957: Sputnik Launched by Russians 1960: Senior Year of High School 1964: Graduated from College 1967-1968: Served in Vietnam 1971-1981: Worked for U.S. Missile Command 1981: Began Working for NASA 1989: Published Torpedo Junction 1998: Published Rocket Boys 2000: Published Coalwood Way 2001: Published Sky of Stone HOMER’S TIMELINE

  7. http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/timeline/http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/timeline/ CREATE your timeline for next class • Include important events from birth to present • The events must be real • Include at least a year reference point • Make it neat, readable, and eye-catching Timeline

  8. Day Three: Cutting the Slice of the Pie Memoir Writing

  9. 1943: Born in Coalwood • 1957: Sputnik Launched by Russians • 1960: Senior Year of High School • 1964: Graduated from College • 1967-1968: Served in Vietnam • 1971-1981: Worked for U.S. Missile Command • 1981: Began Working for NASA • 1989: Published Torpedo Junction • 1998: Published Rocket Boys • 2000: Published Coalwood Way • 2001: Published Sky of Stone HOMER’S TIMELINE

  10. A prologue establishes the background of the main character In the prologue for your memoir, you need to establish the basics of your life-for example: birth date and family basics. You can use anything on your timeline prior to and even after the slice you are using for the memoir part Prologue

  11. An epilogue is “the concluding part”…the story after the story. Homer’s Epilogue: Epilogue

  12. It’s 2020. The epilogue of your essay will be a new chapter that describes your life now….10 years from today. • Describe your professional life • Describe your personal life • Describe your spiritual life • Include anything you think will be possible for you to have done or be doing 10 years down the road YOUR EPILOGUE

  13. Section Headings • Writers sometimes use Section Headings to improve a document’s readability. These sections may include individual chapters or other named parts of a book or essay. • Essays • MLA recommends that when you divide an essay into sections that you number those sections with an arabic number and a period followed by a space and the section name. • 1. Prologue • 2. Memoir Title • 3. Epilogue (or appropriate title) Headings in MLA Format

  14. The art of punctuating dialogue Dialogue

  15. Written dialogue represents the spoken words of two or more people involved in a conversation. • Dialogue is special for a number of reasons. • It captures the reader's attention. • It breaks up blocks of prose. It adds more white space to a page, which pleases the eye. • Dialogue is the first thing many fiction editors look for in stories.

  16. Punctuation rules As a group complete worksheets on dialogue and other punctuation rules. When complete have Mrs. Pfeifer verify and then as a group, complete the self check. Rules and Practice

  17. Review notes from Persuasive Writing Review notes from Memoir Writing Review punctuation worksheets Vocabulary 61-100 Test