A BioTweet is a form of biography inspired by the social-networking site Twitter.
On Twitter, users compose tweets that are limited to 140 characters in all, including spaces and punctuation. With only 140 characters to use, they must carefully choose each word to get their point across.
In this activity, students will compose autobiographies in Twitter-fashion, using 140 characters – letters, spaces, and punctuation marks – to share with you who they really are. They will have to make every word count!
As a follow-up activity, students can read short biographies and compose BioTweets for popular or historic individuals or characters.