A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee

A very cute story based loosely on the author’s son’s adventures during a week at a friend’s grandparent’s house.

James and Eamon spend a week at Jame’s grandparent’s house enjoying nature camp, and a few other adventures along the way. This time together allows them to enjoy the best week ever. Lesson Idea: Since this book is based loosely on true adventures of James and Eamon, it is a great book to use as an introduction to memoir writing. Read this book as part of a unit of study on memoirs. Have students determine characteristics of a memoir. Ask students to brainstorm a list of events that occurred in their lives and then pick one event to elaborate on in a memoir.

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