Take some time to think about incidents or events from your past that resulted in some kind of change in your life. › Examples: Addition of a younger sibling, joining a soccer team, making a new best friend, etc. › Please avoid times in which your family has moved Choose one event from this list that you would like to share as a visual memory map Focus on this memory and try to determine exactly what happened during the event. Try to break down your memory into at least three events for each part: › In the beginning › In the middle › At the end Events at the beginning… Events in the middle… Events at the end… Beginning Details Middle Details End Details Setting – Time and place Describe the events in chronological order. How does this memory end? Who was there? Include dialogue What were you doing, thinking, and feeling prior to the event starting What exactly happened? What did you learn, discover, and/or realize? Set the stage for the action What were you and others doing? What were you thinking and feeling? Answer all of the questions a reader might have For each event within your memory that you have created, you will create a panel or frame (think comic strip) For each panel: › Draw and color a picture of the event › Write a sentence that describes the event › Write commentary explaining the importance of the event and/or your feelings and emotions at the time › Provide at least one sentence of dialogue Each written statement must be in a different color. So, there must be writing in three different colors for each panel Give your memory map an interesting title Be prepared to present your Memory Map, telling your story to the class.