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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 37 Downloads
Writing and Autobiography
Are you working on an autobiographical or narrative writing unit? Bring this lesson to your class, as it takes young writers through the process of drafting and sequencing an autobiography. After observing and demonstrating steps of the writing process, they read and discuss examples of poetry, and write a letter to themselves.
5th - 8th Language Arts 22 Views 308 Downloads
Create a graphic autobiography integrating images and text. Working within the structure of the programs Comic Life and Photoshop, pupils integrate the Principles of Design. They focus on balance, rhythm, proportion, and text structure. The activity provides assessment, differentiated instruction, and enrichment options.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 32 Downloads
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
Autobiography - Student Trading Cards
Motivate your class with this instructional activity! Learners use the trading card format to create an autobiography. They are given a list of characteristics to list, write down what they would like to include on their trading card, and head to the computer lab to create their finished product.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 40 Downloads
Sixth graders map out and highlight the important events of their lives on a spreadsheet or poster board. Students prepare an autobiography complete with pictures they have scanned and taken with a digital camera. Students present their portfolios to the class.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Students examine how they are affected by world affairs. After reading an article, they examine Otto Frank's attempts to immigrate to America. Using the New York Times, they identify examples of news, advertisements and photographs that connect to Anne Frank.
6th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 49 Downloads
All About Me
Using a fish bone shaped organizer, writers brainstorm facts about their lives. They then compose an autobiography using proper mechanics and Microsoft Word. This type of writing assignment should be fairly straight forward and provides practical computer skills practice.
4th Language Arts 10 Views 37 Downloads
Careers and Self-Portraits
Students explore careers they may have in their future. They create a paper collage self-portrait of themselves as adults dressed for work. They write an autobiography describing the education and training required for their chosen career.
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills 15 Views 32 Downloads
CCC: Credible sources, Creative Commons Images, and Citing Your Sources
As part of a unit devoted to the study of autobiographies, this one-day library session focuses on developing research skills. Class members locate and properly cite a sketch of a Creative Commons image, as well as record the call numbers for two credible and related print resources found in the library.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 30 Views 65 Downloads
Be a Celebrity and Share Your Life with Us
Sixth graders discuss their likes, dislikes, hobbies, goals, and special events in their lives. They write a five paragraph autobiography focusing on style, transitions, and details. This is well-suited for either explanatory or informational writing style.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 31 Downloads
All About Me!
Reinforce punctuation skills as well as printing skills with a kindergarten autobiography activity. Youngsters write their information, including their name, address, and age, and draw a picture of themselves and the place where they live. Use this sheet as part of a kindergarten portfolio or as a student of the week assignment.
K - 1st Language Arts 29 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Exploring Poetry and Poets
Combine the study of poetry and non-fiction texts with this complete and ready-to-use six-week unit. After reading numerous poems from local writers and compiling a personal anthology, high schoolers find and read a memoir or biography of a chosen poet.
9th - 12th Language Arts 48 Views 424 Downloads
Biography and Autobiography
Students explore perspective through autobiographies and biographies. In writing skills lesson, students identify perspectives in the provided selections. Students also complete worksheets that require them to analyze autobiographies and biographies.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Autobiographies: A Jigsaw Puzzle
Students read The Autobiography of Ben Franklin. Using construction paper, they cut out five jigsaw puzzle pieces in different shapes using the entire sheet of paper. They write events from their own lives on the puzzle pieces, thus creating their own autobiographical jigsaw puzzles.
6th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 37 Downloads
English and Literacy: Nelson Mandela - Lesson Plan 1: Biography and Autobiography Information Exercise
Learners examine the biography of Nelson Mandela. In this biography of Nelson Mandela lesson, students review the characteristics of biographies and autobiographies. They listen and respond to a reading of Mary Benson's, A Desire to Serve The People before doing a jigsaw activity with a second reading.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 12 Views 85 Downloads