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Interesting Beginnings: An Autobiographical Sketch
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.
2nd - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 32 Downloads
What's the Author's Purpose?
What is the author's purpose for sharing an autobiography? Start this lesson plan 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.
6th Language Arts 144 Views 120 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Pictures, Photographs, and Captions
"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.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Autobiography - Student Trading Cards
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.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 4 Views 38 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 6 Views 48 Downloads
Pennies of My Life Part II
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 lesson plan.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 9 Views 186 Downloads
Learning Through Autobiographical Situations
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.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 40 Downloads
The Insights of American Blacks During the 19th and 20th Centuries in New Haven, Connecticut
Students 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.
7th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 16 Downloads
Use of John Johnson's Life Story in Conjunction With Other Black Entrepreneurs as Role Models for Potential Black Businessmen
Students 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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 18 Downloads