The Benefits of Reading Memoirs

by Leslie Garner

I remember being a young girl and wishing to be popular. I always cherished older people. Well everyone knows that a 14 and a 19 year old had different points and views. Well one day I became sick and tired of being the outcast of the group and feeling out of place. Despite the age difference I started to read more and came across a memoir of a singer. I began reading and absorbing all the information that came from the memoir. I soon was able to discuss things that I found interesting and share them out loud with my group of friends.

Reading memoirs are fun and educational at the same time. I have read memoirs that have taught me to be strong and motivational. Memoirs can help through difficult times. Picking a memoir to read should be fun and intriguing. Think about something or someone you love and respect. Getting to know them more could mean that you can learn from them more. Just by reading their memoir. Sometimes you may not know the person who's being talked about in a memoir. Rest to sure reading any memoir is like walking around and knowing your facts.

Memoirs have been connected to the poor and to the rich. One thing about memoirs, there isn't any discrimination. Memoirs are good to read because it can teach you about someone else besides yourself.

Many people are in school now whether it be k-12th or 9-10th or even college students. Memoirs plays a big role in social studies, history and music,dance,art and even school projects. Teachers often give out assignments requesting for each student to pick, learn and share about someone famous or simply about a person who achieved something or that was part of a life long change. No matter the person, memoirs gives many A to Z insights about different people.

Read many different memoirs. Technology has made reading easy now a days and it could be as simple as connecting to a computer or laptop and start typing in whoever you are looking for. The great thing about reading memoirs on line you are able to see pictures of all kind and many reading passages that all support what it is you may be trying to learn.

People tend to think that memoirs are only for people with money. That is so not true. Wouldn't it be nice to have a family gathering and be able to stand up and give a well rounded and prepared speech. memoirs would be a great way to go about doing just that. Memoirs states the facts and can include lots of fun an interesting facts. a brief memoir would be a great look at something like a wedding reception,party, family reunion, cook-out, class re-union and many more festivities and celebrations.

Reading memoirs are normally legitimate information and trusted information. If you are second guessing a memoir. You can always feel free to look at other resources such as the encyclopedia,books,internet. If that isn't good enough, jump into some serious research by contacting friends or family to the person or place that the memoir may be about. Keep in mind that someone may or may not respond.

Memoirs are one of the many storytellers that goes straight into the facts about something or someones life. During the reading of a memoir it's okay to go back and look over other resources that you may have taken the time to read about. By doing this, it will help with verifying the memoirs information.

If you haven't started taking up the time to read a memoir take a few minutes to start. You may be surprised at how much you can learn and discuss. Just think about it when you have more to talk about you gain more friends and you come across smart. Give it a try. find something or someone to read about. Enjoy!

Internet, encyclopedias, books, school projects, visits, family trees, history class, social studies are several tools to to find many memoirs.

There are many cases where we didn't know the person in the memoir but, after reading through information, it will help define the person and their character. When trying to look up memoirs through the internet, it will enhance your chance to find many pictures that are with the memoir. Most websites are easier to update than a book. the internet gives you a greater chance to find more updated information at anytime.

Encyclopedias are good for the information that has been researched and recorded base off past years, the information can't be tampered with or change. The encyclopedia is a book based on all subjects based off a particular alphabet. Encyclopedias are great when there are no technical outlets.

Books are great sources to add on to any learning experience that has to do with reading memoirs. Sometimes books want include all information for a memoir but it will give you enough information for you to get a clear understanding.

School projects are really great because lots of research are required and most of the time there must be some hands on such as, experiments and a class elaboration. Visiting a place where the memoir is based off helps with seeing locations and background. Just naming a few attachments to understanding memoirs could go on and on. Just simply have patience and time to in order to learn and enjoy memoirs.

Article Source:


Visit's online store to find books for teaching your children/students to read.


Other articles that may interest you:

Learning from Memoirs

Teaching Self-Assessment

Reading 'can help reduce stress'

Poor Reading Skills--High Risk

How Children Learn to Read

Ready to Read: Early Literacy Skills

Start the New School Year Organized!

Reading Differences

Top 10 Summer Reading Lists For Kids and Teens: 2011

Outdoor Learning Games for Kids

Brains on Fire: The Multimodality of Gifted Thinkers

How Can Children Be Taught to Comprehend Text Better?

How to Teach Poetry to Kids

It's Important! Read Poetry to Your Children

Choosing Books that are Just Right

The Child and the Well Chosen Book

Learning to Read

Reading Milestones

Teaching Non-Fiction Reading and Writing

6 Reasons to Use Informational Text in Primary Grades

Building Vocabulary

Building Vocabulary: Using Context Clues

Teaching Prediction in Picture Books and Non-Fiction Texts

Picture Books and Illustrator Studies

Improve your English through Reading

Tips for Teaching Autistic Children Reading Skills

Autism and Reading Comprehension<

Children on the Autistic Spectrum: Guidelines for Mainstream Practice

Reading Out Loud with Your Child/Student(s)

Reading Comprehension and Book Reports

Teaching Autistic Children Reading