Autobiography Teacher Resources
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A Great Beginning
Young scholars create brochures about themselves. In this autobiographical writing lesson, students view a sample of autobiographical writing and determine the steps for success when writing an autobiography. Young scholars go to the computer lab to type their brochures.
8th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Third graders investigate famous women. In this famous women lesson plan, 3rd graders read books and view photographs of famous women. Students discuss the roles of women and study facts about their lives. Students recieve pictures of women with their information attached.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 34 Downloads
Bud, Not Buddy
Fifth graders read the book Bud, Not Buddy and participate in activities that generate understanding of the Great Depression. In this realistic fiction lesson, 5th graders read about a boy who grew up during this time. Students research the Great Depression and create a news article sharing information about the Great Depression.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 66 Downloads
Send this "About Me" PowerPoint template home with your students to bring and present to class during the first week of school. Step-by-step instructions to create a simple autobiography is laid out withing six slides. Tip: If you would like to do this project in the classroom or computer lab, make sure students bring in or have online access to some personal photos to include in their presentation.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 28 Downloads
"The Inside Search" from Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Hurston
Who is Zora Neale Hurston? Read the autobiography the best known female writer from the Harlem Renaissance. After reading the novel Dust Tracks on a Road, have your class complete this packet. There are 12 multiple-choice questions posted, two short answer, and one essay question.
10th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 6 Downloads
"The Chase" Reading Questions
"The Chase," a chapter from Annie Dillard's autobiography, details an iceball project the narrator and her friends used to play. After your class reads the chapter, give them this reading assessment. Provided here are five short-answer questions about the author's purpose, symbols, and different perspectives.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Slave narratives: A genre study
Excerpts from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs and from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass provide learners with an opportunity to study the genre of slave narratives.Class members look for common elements and theorize about why certain elements are included.
9th - 10th Language Arts 16 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Primary and Secondary Sources
Show your class the difference between primary sources and secondary sources. The first page provides a list of examples of each type of source. While they research, pupils can refer back to the list quickly to make sure they are reading the type of source they mean to be.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 33 Downloads
School Scenarios: Sequence of Success
For this cross-curricular writing and art lesson, emerging writers create a personal experience timeline. Using a scrapbook format, autobiographers include photos and illustrations with captions, narrative writings, and expository paragraphs to represent their educational accomplishments and future educational goals.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 120 Downloads
Images and the Self-Image of Benjamin Franklin
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Benjamin Franklin lesson, students read about the accomplishments of Franklin and then compose persuasive essays to accompany images they find of him.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Autobiographical Talking Sticks
Students begin the lesson by developing a map of their lives. Individually, they take this information and write a personal narrative. They create symbols to represent the various times in their lives and introduce them into their narrative.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass
Eleventh graders explore the slaves purpose in singing spirituals. In this American History lesson, 11th graders analyze primary and secondary sources about spirituals. Students discuss the effect of spirituals on modern music.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Students use Maya Angelou's novel, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings to identify themes about adversity in the text. In this adversity, students read chapter 36 of the novel and discuss the examples of adversity in the book. Students search for the figurative devices of simile, metaphor, hyperbole, and imagery.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Students create an autobiographical timeline based on the time period of their lives, beginning with their birth to the current date. After reviewing timelines, students research information in the school media center and on websites.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 39 Downloads
Following Their Footsteps
Students research and create a book report on a famous person. In this character education lesson, students examine the positive traits exemplified by a famous person and present an oral presentation for their classmates.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 38 Downloads
A Moment in Life
Get your students ready to make a PowerPoint presentation of their very own. Sixth graders will write 5 sentences about their lives then use their sentences to create an animate PowerPoint. This lesson focuses on the process of creating a presentation and could be used with any content.
6th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 1 Download
Get to know your young scholars with this project. Each individual writes an autobiography that is at least seven pages long with major facts, visual facts, focal stories, and chronology. The lesson includes a point breakdown for the assessment.
7th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads