Interactive Autobiography - DIY Book

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{UPDATED - 20% OFF FOR A LIMITED TIME} This student-made book is a great way to incorporate art, writing, and autobiographies! The guide has everything you need, including a pre-writing planner, to take your students through the process of generating ideas, and turning those ideas into a published work. Students will write poetry, as well as create interactive pages in the book to tell the story of their life. Each lesson has a Language Arts skill focus embedded. The final project requires the students to come up with a "theme" for their life, a famous quote that symbolizes who they are, and a cute art project that can be displayed on a bulletin board.

I created this fun activity to coincide with my lessons on nonfiction text structure. Therefore, the five pages in the book match a form of text structure. I have a text structure guide in my TPT store that I use alongside this activity. I do the mini-lesson on text structure from that guide, then follow-up with the matching activity from this autobiography book. It really helps students understand text structure as they incorporate it into their own autobiographical writing. You can find my text structure guide by clicking HERE.
Of course, you can strictly use this guide as a fun activity for writing a cute autobiography! But I know we are all pressed for time, so strategically and creatively incorporating and integrating necessary standards is a must! With these two guides, I knock out autobiographies and text structure in ONE WEEK! There is a detailed teacher guide in this bundle that describes how I incorporate and integrate the lessons from each guide.

Included in this guide are:

*Front & back cover for the All About Me autobiography book
*Table of Contents
*Who Am I? Poem to incorporate talents and gifts, with a LA skill focus on description & adjectives {includes prewriting/brainstorming page AND publishing page}
*My Buddy and Me to incorporate likes/dislikes, favorites, etc. with a LA skill focus on compare/contrast {interactive compare/contrast publishing page, as well as prewriting/brainstorming survey pages}
*My Life in Review timeline to incorporate important events, with a LA skill focus on chronological order {prewriting/brainstorming page AND interactive publishing page}
*Problem Solved! to incorporate a problem and its solution, with an LA skill focus on writing a mini-narrative with problem/solution key terms {prewriting/brainstorming page AND interactive publishing pages for mini-narrative - several options for boys & girls}
*My Bucket List to incorporate dreams, with an LA skill focus on Cause/Effect, i.e. students will write 5 cause/effect statements on achieving their dreams {prewriting/brainstorming page AND interactive publishing pages}
*The Story of My Life {prewriting/brainstorming page for finding a personal quote and the "theme of my life"}
*The Story of My Life art project {teacher instructions & picture of an example project}
*Cover sheet for students to make folders (keeps materials neat & organized)
*Teacher instructions imbedded throughout packet to answer all questions about the unit!!!
*Grading Rubric

In all, this unit is 40+ pages of goodies, and takes about 2 weeks. It is a PERFECT independent project that students can work on after a mini-lesson on text structure and during your guided reading groups. I like to set the autobiography books out (after they've been on display for a while) for other students in the class to read all about their peers. It's also a wonderful memento for students to keep for life!

Check out the preview by clicking on the green tab below the thumbnails to see more of what's included in the guide! Don't forget to check out the text structure guide that I use in conjunction with this unit. The two pair perfectly!
Nonfiction Text Structure Guide

Please leave feedback and tell me how you used the product. I love getting new ideas! You will also earn yourself TPT credits to use on future purchases!!!

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Interactive Autobiography - DIY Book
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Interactive Autobiography - DIY Book
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