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What's the Author's Purpose?
What is the author's purpose for sharing an autobiography? Start this instructional activity with the short story provided about getting pulled over by a police officer. Then, discuss the acronym PIES and how it stands for the four main reasons an author would tell a story.
6th Language Arts 148 Views 121 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Persona in Autobiography
A talkative old man? A naïve believer in Human Perfectibility? A Sage? Who is this guy, anyway? The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin launches a study of the way Franklin uses structure, style, and purpose, as well as different personas, to build our perception of him.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Writing Portfolio: An Autobiography Assignment
An extensive portfolio project encourages your kids to reflect on their personalities with multiple writing assignments. From activities on extended metaphors to writing about an important day in their lives, kids explore the way they see the world and document it all in a writing portfolio.
6th - 12th Language Arts 29 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Autobiography Project
Middle school is a time of many changes and developments. Have your class reflect on their personalities during this tumultuous time with a portfolio full of autobiographical writing prompts. Kids write about the way they feel now, their families, the timelines of their lives, and their hopes and plans for the future.
7th - 9th Math 17 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Genre Lesson: Biography/Autobiography
Is it a biography or an autobiography? Kids discover point of view as they listen to you tell a story about yourself (first person) and then hear two volunteers retell the story: one to you (second person) and one to them (third person). They apply these concepts, comparing and contrasting biographies and autobiographies.
4th - 6th Language Arts 57 Views 232 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Genre Lesson: Biography/Autobiography
Practice distinguishing biography from autobiography through point of view. Tell a brief story of your morning. Have a class member retell the story to you (using second person). And have another retell the story to the class (using third person).
5th - 7th Language Arts 33 Views 104 Downloads CCSS: Designed
My Alphabetical Autobiography
Design a pictorial autobiography using the letters of the alphabet. For each letter, writers select visual images that represent life events and interests. Younger writers add words or sentences of explanation while older writers narrate an event represented by an illustration.
K - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 147 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Genre Lesson: Autobiography
Start kids thinking about point of view and autobiographies by telling them a short story about your morning (first person), and then asking a volunteer to re-tell the story to you (second person). There are tips to help you tie this anticipatory activity into the nonfiction genre, and kids explore six types of autobiographies using a graphic organizer.
4th - 6th Language Arts 29 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Who Am I? - Autobiographies
Kindergarten writers begin their autobiographies by recording their name, age, and the color of their eyes and hair. Work continues with the inclusion of two or three sentences about other members of their family, including pets. Autobiographies conclude with two or three sentences about their favorite activities and things.
K Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 16 Downloads
Pennies of My Life Part II
Youngsters write and construct their own autobiographies based on The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis. They engage in pre-writing steps, narrative writing, and peer editing. This is the second part of a two-part project lesson.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 9 Views 186 Downloads
Pictures, Photographs, and Captions
"How do photographs contribute to an autobiography?" Laurence Yep's The Lost Garden provides learners with an opportunity to examine how photos and their captions contribute to and clarify events in a story. Class members use expressive language to describe the photo and then search for references in the text that refer to the same incident.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Sally Ride
Based on a brief reading passage about Sally Ride, this reading intervention resource aims to help pupils understand organization of informational texts and lead them through writing short autobiographies. Young scholars learn about chronological order and practice putting events in the reading and from their own lives into chronological order.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 11 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Autobiography vs. Biography
How can you tell if a piece of writing is biographical or autobiographical? Use a presentation to show your class how to identify first person point of view and third person point of view. The slides include descriptions and examples of each perspective.
5th - 9th Language Arts 18 Views 7 Downloads
Writing an Autobiography
Students create a personal timeline of events to begin their autobiography. In this autobiographical lesson, students build a description of the events of their timeline into an autobiography. Students can explain what an autobiography is.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 50 Views 138 Downloads
Learning Through Autobiographical Situations
A special education classroom examines a variety of literature from Latin American authors. In groups, they read excerpts from many autobiographies and compare them with their own life. After writing their own autobiographies, they role-play the life of one of the autobiographies they read during the lesson.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 7 Views 42 Downloads
Looking at Me-In the Future
Students interview family members for important details and funny stories about themselves when they were younger. Once interviews are complete, they list interesting facts about their life today then predict what their life will be like in 10 and 20 years.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Genre Lesson: Autobiography
Have your middle schoolers write a short story about themselves with an autobiography unit about Rosa Parks. They learn the difference between biographies and autobiographies, define the different types of autobiographies and determine how to identify which type of autobiography a book fits.
5th - 6th Language Arts 20 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Student Created Autobiographies
Fifth graders compose autobiographies of themselves. In this autobiographies lesson plan, 5th graders write their autobiography, design a reflective cover, write an auto-bio poem, and scan pictures to illustrate their autobiographies.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 36 Downloads