Autobiography Teacher Resources
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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...
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Autobiography - Student Trading Cards
Motivate your class with this 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...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
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...
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills
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...
5th - 6th English Language Arts
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...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Autobiographies: A Jigsaw Puzzle
Learners 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...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
English and Literacy: Nelson Mandela - Lesson Plan 1: Biography and Autobiography Information Exercise
Students 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...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts