Biography & Autobiography Writing Unit | Graphic Organizers Lesson Plans Rubrics

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This resource is the complete solution to teaching students how to write ENGAGING BIOGRAPHIES and AUTOBIOGRAPHIES in 2023.

This COMPLETELY EDITABLE expository writing unit is packed with loads of excellent TEACHING CONTENT to ensure your students are fully aware of both writing styles and the PROCESS of constructing BOTH formats of BIOGRAPHY through proven TEACHING STRATEGIES.

Purpose-built as a DIGITAL resource, it is packed with INTERACTIVE MEDIA and GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS alongside a PRINT BASED PDF version to ensure your students can work on this INDEPENDENTLY or as a whole GROUP. The choice is yours with NO PREPARATION REQUIRED.

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Lesson Plans on both Biographies and Autobiographies

Graphic Organizers

Interactive media to engage students

Independent activities for distance learning

Assessment Tools.

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Google Slides & PowerPoint Versions for Google Classroom & Microsoft Teams

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Understanding the purpose of both forms of biography

Exploring the language and perspective of both.

Prompts and Challenges to engage students in writing a biography

Dedicated lessons for both forms of biography

Biographical Projects can be used to expand student understanding of reading and writing a biography.

Be sure to teach your students the fundamentals of biography writing correctly with this resource to ensure they can tell their own stories and those of others.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.


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