Biography Symbolism Assignment

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Biography Symbolism Assignment | PDF and Digital Formats: Students will read a biography, memoir or autobiography and then create a life map outlining the important events in their chosen person's life. After creating the life map students will provide a written explanation and oral presentation of their life map. This assignment is Google Classroom ready with individual PDFs and Google Drive graphic organizers.

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  • This lesson covers reading, writing, oral/speaking, and media literacy curriculum objectives.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.


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