Autobiography Writing Project! 11 Activities!

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3rd - 5th
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  1. Engage your writers! Many prewriting activities to guide your students and help them through the writing process, step by step. Clear directions provided. Get to know your students with the autobiography project! It's so much fun to write and read! The biography project gives students the option of
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11 writing activities designed to help your students organize their ideas and give them the tools they need to succeed!

Teachers and students agree! An excellent project for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Students will provide evidence and proof of their character traits and interview sources. In this story, THEY are the main character!

Common Core Aligned and designed to build vocabulary and strengthen overall writing.

The end result is an organized 5 paragraph autobiography!

*Updated 7/17 to include a writing rubric!

What you’ll get:

→Tips for Teachers

→CC Standards


→Letter to Families

→Explicit Directions for Students

→Title Page for Project

→Table of Contents

→Activity 1: Fact Sheet & Opinion Sheet

→Activity 2: Research

→Activities 3 & 4: Interviews

→Activity 5: Trip Down Memory Lane

→Activity 6: Character Traits

→Activity 7: Strengths/Weaknesses

→Activity 8: Goals

→Activity 9: Compare and Contrast

→Activity10: Graphic Organizer

→Activity 11: Publishing Paper

→BONUS: Bulletin Board Display Poster

→Project Scoring Sheet

→Writing Rubric

If you decide to have your students present their final projects, this rubric may be helpful:

Presentation Rubric

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


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