2nd and 3rd Grade Writing Lessons for Autobiographies and Biographies

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Amy Lemons
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My students loved these biography and autobiography activities! They were super scaffolded for my students and we had so much fun!!
Wow! My second graders loved the activities in this resource. They made our biography unit very engaging!
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This 10 Day Writing Unit will encourage your students to become authors of autobiographies and biographies! They will walk through the writing process from brainstorming to publishing in an organized and structured way! This is a 10 day unit, but you may want to allot for more time so that students have plenty of time to research and write!

Here's a peek at the lessons:

Week 1:

- "Now Starring" Autobiography Anchor Chart

- Brainstorming Printable

- Autobiography Poster

- Filmstrip Rough Draft

- Revise Lesson: Putting Events in Logical Order

- Editing Lesson: Verb Tenses with The Golden Verb Award

- Close Editing

- Publishing Craft: Video Camera Autobiography Booklet

- Publishing Option 2: Autobiography Book

- Autobiography Rubric

Week 2:

- Planning and Research Teacher Chart

- Research Organizer- BME Pockets

- Biography Posters

- Revising Lesson: Powerful Topic Sentences

- Editing Lesson: The Walk of Fame- Comma Rules

- Comma Posters

- Close Editing

- Publishing: Students make a Clap Board Booklet for their Biography

- Biography Rubric

Included in this unit:

-I Can Statements

-Daily Lesson Plans that include everything you need for minilessons, independent practice, and share time.

-Standards for TEKS and Common Core

-Materials for anchor charts

-Graphic Organizers and Student Printables

-Brainstorming Charts and Activities

-Rough Draft Writing Pieces

-Focus on Researching

-Close Editing Strategies

-Final Publishing Paper and Craft

-Single Column Rubrics

-8 writing prompts with QR Codes and Website Links for Biography Writing

In each unit you will guide your students through brainstorming, writing, revising, editing, and publishing. In this specific unit your students will also become research experts!

Write On Components:

-How to group students

-Writing Folder Materials

-Status of the Class Materials

-Writing Templates

-Setting Goals Anchor Chart Materials

-How to Use Rubrics

-How to Set Up Your Writing Block

Check out the individual units below:


WRITE ON! Writing Bootcamp Unit 1

WRITE ON! Personal Narratives Unit 2

WRITE ON! How To Writing Unit 3

WRITE ON! Informational Writing Unit 4

WRITE ON! Research UNIT 5

WRITE ON! Autobiographies and Biographies Unit 6

WRITE ON! Opinion Writing with Persuasive and Letter Writing Unit 7

WRITE ON! Poetry Unit 8

WRITE ON! Fiction Writing Unit 9

WRITE ON! Fairy Tale Writing Unit 10

WRITE ON! End of the Year Writing Unit 11

This unit was made by Hope King and Amy Lemons! We hope you enjoy! There is a lot included in this unit, so make sure you check out the preview!

Total Pages
150 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


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