Autobiography Teacher Resources
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Telling Your Story
Have young writers compose stories that add detail to the moments captured in personal photographs and create an annotated photo album. Rather than sending every member of the class home for the weekend with a digital camera, you might encourage class members to bring in photos or provide photos you have taken of them at work in the classroom or at recess.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Reading Study Guide: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Meant for use with Maya Angelou's first autobiographical volume I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the materials here are designed for a homeschool setting, but they'd suit any classroom or text. Graphic organizers, chapter summary guides, vocabulary practice, response to literature ideas, writing prompts, a plot flow chart, character map, and reading schedules are provided.
8th - 11th Language Arts 25 Views 290 Downloads
Nonfiction Study Guide: Frederick Douglass
For homeschool or the classroom: response to reading activities, writing prompts, study guides, a reading schedule, plot flow chart, and character map relevant to any reading task. Resource is designated for Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, but these materials would work with any literary text.
8th - 11th Language Arts 10 Views 136 Downloads
Poetry Through Digital Storytelling
Bring digital storytelling to your language arts class! To begin, learners select their own topic, such as a poem that reflects a life experience they had or a historical figure who interests them. Then they work to create a storyboard and eventually a digital presentation that tells the story of their selected topic through pictures.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 118 Downloads
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Examine the life of Arthur Miller and the characters in one of his well-known plays, The Crucible. The first few slides give background information on Miller as well as Senator McCarthy and the blacklisted celebrities during the Communism craze.
11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
The Story of My Life
Students complete autobiographical writing assignments throughout the school year that they save and rewrite to put into a published book during the last month of class. They include photographs, drawings and mementos of their lives in their book.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Dance: Personal Soundtracks
Students create a musical autobiography. In this fine arts instructional activity, students explore the emotions that music can express by listening to and discussing a variety of music. Students construct a personal timeline and a collection of music reflecting events and emotions in their life.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
A Great Beginning
Students create brochures about themselves. In this autobiographical writing lesson, students view a sample of autobiographical writing and determine the steps for success when writing an autobiography. Students go to the computer lab to type their brochures.
8th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Third graders investigate famous women. In this famous women lesson, 3rd graders read books and view photographs of famous women. Students discuss the roles of women and study facts about their lives. Students recieve pictures of women with their information attached.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 34 Downloads
Bud, Not Buddy
Fifth graders read the book Bud, Not Buddy and participate in activities that generate understanding of the Great Depression. In this realistic fiction activity, 5th graders read about a boy who grew up during this time. Students research the Great Depression and create a news article sharing information about the Great Depression.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 67 Downloads
The Power of Autobiographical Writing
Middle schoolers explore the concept of injustice. In this nonviolent resistance lesson, students discuss how autobiographical writing may be used to promote justice. Middle schoolers read an excerpt from Gandhi's autobiography and determine how his writing promotes justice.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 12 Downloads
Historical Oral Autobiographies
Fifth graders identify characteristics of ancient Grecian and Roman culture, history, and geography. They assemble characteristics into a script of a fictional person from ancient Greece and Rome. They then demonstrate how to use a video camera and express script on camera while in an ancient Grecian or Roman costume.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
From Courage to Freedom: The Reality Behind the Song
Learners read Frederick Douglass' autobiography as an analysis on slavery. In this slavery and literature analysis instructional activity, students read Douglass' slave narrative and analyze the precise word choice, imagery, irony, and rhetorical appeals.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
PowerPoint to Me: A Multimedia Autobiography
Fourth graders create a slide show presentation. As a class, they brainstorm topics to include in an autobiography. Individuals use a graphic organizer to develop a plan for their slide show. Using PowerPoint technology, each student creates a presentation of his/her life.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
The students will create an Autobiography PowerPoint, including clip art or other illustrations relating to the content, and present the finished product to the class using the SMART Board.The students should be able to create their own Autobiography PowerPoint containing illustrations and content related to the subject on each slide, and be able to present the finished product to the class.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher: Using a "Prompts in Reverse" Technique to Inspire Your Writers
Help your class find their writing voices with this lesson which uses the work of Ralph Fletcher to guide a "Prompt in Reverse" activity. Using the chapter "First Pen" from Fletcher's Marshfield Dreams, learners decipher what they believe his prompt was and write their own story based on their discovery.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 15 Views 172 Downloads
Exploring the Personal Narrative
Students define the characteristics of a personal narrative, explain the difference between a 'memoir' and an 'autobiography', and create a reading journal in which they will log their reading activities. In this personal narrative lesson plan, students listen to the beginning of a variety of memoirs and autobiographies and participate in class discussion to identify characteristics of these personal narratives.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 6 Views 35 Downloads