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Each year my students publish an autobiography. They spend time studying other autobiographies and non-fiction text features in reading and then apply those skills to write their own autobiography.
This project is a full graphic organizer that can be used for brainstorming or for the purpose of their rough drafts. It includes sections for the following:
Intro to Me
My Hobbies and Interests
My School Memories
My Childhood Memories
Why I Am Special
A Timeline of Events in My Life
A List of My Favorite Things
Autobiography Poem Template
There is also a parent letter explaining and asking for pictures. AND an information sheet to be filled out at home to help the students with some of the specifics.
All of these can be used as a template or as a final copy if you desire. There is also a grading rubric included. Both files are in PDF and Publisher format. You can edit the Publisher file and change the fonts and wording as you please.
In my 5th grade class we choose to publish these digitally and the students bring in digital copies of photos to be included on each page. We print them and then they turn them into "bound" books. They are a great keepsake project!
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