Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Writing about Yourself topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Photo Diary

If possible, have your child take a picture of something he or she does during the day. Then have him or her print out the photo and write a diary entry describing the activity. Encourage your child to use descriptive language and strong verbs. He or she should use specific details and discuss thoughts and feelings to bring the writing to life. If possible, have him or her take a picture and write everyday. Practice writing on a daily basis will help your child improve his or her writing skills and become more comfortable writing.

Memoir of a Moment

Remind your child that a memoir is a collection of stories you write about yourself. Go to the local library or bookstore and find examples of memoirs. Remind your child that the stories or essays in a memoir usually focus on a specific event or moment in a person’s life. Have your child pick an important moment in his or her life. It could be the day your child got a sibling or went on a big family trip. Then have your child write a story about it. Each week, have your child pick a different moment to write about and collect all the stories to make a memoir. Your child may wish to decorate the cover or add photographs.

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