Autobiography Writing Project for grades 5-8

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5th - 8th
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  1. Two writing projects appropriate for grades 5,6,7, and 8. Each project has prewriting activities designed to get your students ready to compose their final copy. Tips for teachers, clear directions for students, objectives, standards, project grading sheet and project rubric are included for each. A
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Autobiography writing project for grades 5, 6, 7, 8

A comprehensive writing project comprised of 10 prewriting activities designed to help your students write a five paragraph autobiography.

The objective: Students will compose a five paragraph autobiography.

Writing will be organized with a clear event sequence and include many descriptive sensory details.

An engaging introduction, transitional words, and logical conclusion will be evident.

This is what is included:

•Tips for Teachers

•Standards Grade 5-8 (NYS standards included for your reference)


•Letter to Families explaining the Project

•Directions for Students

•Title Page for Project (Self Portrait and Signature)

•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: Triumphs/Challenges

•Activity 8: Future Goals

•Activity 9: Compare and Contrast

•Activity 10: Graphic Organizer

•Activity 11: Publishing Paper

•Project Grading Sheet

•Project Rubric

Find out who your students really are!

In this story, they’re the main character!

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35 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.


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