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Middle schoolers write and present their own autobiographies using a computer slideshow.
Eighth graders create autobiography portfolios. For this communication lesson, 8th graders complete performance tasks to compile multi-media autobiographical portfolios.
Students compare and contrast The Autobiography of Malcolm X to the film adaptation. In this Malcolm X lesson, students take notes as they view the film adaptation. Students write a comparative analysis and discuss the life and significance of Malcolm X.
Second graders tell others about themselves. In this autobiography lesson plan, 2nd graders respond to questions about themselves and then create pictures that reveal their personalities.
Third graders apply technical skills to take photos and enhance their picture, which they include in an original word processing autobiography. They share their project with the class.
Eleventh graders study the characteristics of an autobiography. They read from the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and discuss and write an essay regarding some of his quotes.
Learners discuss the characteristics of an autobiography. Individually, they complete a graphic organizer and a timeline of events about their life. In groups, students brainstorm ideas for an interesting sentence and write an autobiography. Afterwards, they exchange papers for proofing and make corrections.
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.
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.
What is the author's purpose for sharing an autobiography? Start this lesson with the short story provided about getting pulled over by a police officer. Then, discuss the acronym PIES and how it stands for the four main reasons an author would tell a story. Then dive into some reading about Rosa Parks. As a class, create a chart to decide why Rosa tells a specific story in her autobiography. Finally, learners complete an assignment independently. This lesson reflects the popular "I do, we do, you do" model. 
Students write an autobiography. In this autobiography lesson, students interview family members and create a storyboard organizing their autobiography. Students write a brochure detailing important events in their life.
Students 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 worksheet, students read 2 excerpts that are 1 paragraph in length. Students then respond to 4 short answer questions.
In this Battle of Hastings Autobiography Planning worksheet, learners write about the details of the Battle from the point of view of a Norman.
"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. 
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.
Sixth graders read and write autobiographical sketches, determine the author's purpose in writing, and type paragraphs using WP utilities.
in this social studies worksheet, students share personal information by filling out a simple 10 question autobiography form. There is a space for a picture as well.
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.

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