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Poster pages posted around the classroom provide a parking lot for brainstorming ideas that might be used in an Alphabetical Autobiography. Young writers use this resource to help them develop alphabet pages for their own book. Each page contains a sentence and illustration. Books could be bound and shared with the class.
Motivate your class with this lesson! 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.
In 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. Once the scrapbooks are complete, plan a classroom event to showcase them. Parents and other staff can be invited to view the displays.
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.
Young historians create storyteller dolls dressed in traditional clothing to accompany their presentation of an autobiographical family history. Writers investigate family heritage, traditions, and customs and compose questions to interview relatives for their work. Caution. This lesson provides no provisions for adopted children or those in non-traditional households.