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Students collect pictures of their life and use them in an photostory.  In this autobiography lesson, students scan in their pictures and navigate software to create a photostory.  Students learn to edit pictures, add titles, import text for narration and add music.
Young scholars write an autobiography. In this autobiography instructional activity, students interview family members and create a storyboard organizing their autobiography. Young scholars write a brochure detailing important events in their life.
"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. To make text-to-text and text-to-self connections, pupils look at other photos and write captions using descriptive language. 
Learners create an autobiography about themselves in a brochure format. In this autobiographical information lesson , students complete prewriting activities and watch a PowerPoint on autobiographies.
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 biography and autobiography activity, students read 2 excerpts that are 1 paragraph in length. Students then respond to 4 short answer questions.
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.
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. They write lists of quotations that they could use in their own autobiographies.
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 instructional activity.
Sixth graders read and write autobiographical sketches, determine the author's purpose in writing, and type paragraphs using WP utilities.
in this social studies learning exercise, students share personal information by filling out a simple 10 question autobiography form. There is a space for a picture as well.
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.
Learners write their autobiography. In this writing instructional activity, students discuss what an autobiography is and why someone would want to write one. Learners view sample self portraits and discuss the similarities to autobiographies. Students brainstorm various elements from their own lives they would want highlighted, write their autobiography and then share it with the class.
Students create an autobiography. In this writing lesson, students use a life map as a graphic organizer to develop their autobiography.
Learners examine the contributions of African Americans in New Haven, Connecticut in the 19th and 20th centuries. After being introduced to new vocabulary, they review the elements of autobiographies and read excerpts of African American authors. To end the instructional activity they wrwite their own autobiography and interview a parent to gather more about their family history.
Learners read an autobiography of John Johnson and discuss how he rose from poverty to be a successful businessman. After reading excerpts of other autobiographies, they brainstorm a list of characteristics of those who were successful in business. To end the lesson, they discuss the importance of a role model and research their own role model to see how they took control of their lives.
Teaching autobiography or journal writing lessons the first week of school is a wonderful way to get to know your new students.
Students explore the concept of self and analyze the Human Organization Theory. Individually, students write poems about themselves. In small groups, they create a poster related to the 14 categories of the Human Organization Theory. Students read and create their autobiography, following a model.
Students discover the elements of an autobiography.  In this creative writing lesson, students write about themselves in the early school year to gain confidence and feel comfortable in their new surroundings.  Students utilize a Life Map to make sure they write efficiently.
Students study slavery from the perspctive of an American slave. In this Frederick Douglass lesson, students complete the suggested pre-reading and post-reading activities included for Douglass's autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself.

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