Need a great ice breaker for the beginning of the year? I used this lesson during the first week of classes. I had the students write biographies of each other, and then I posted the biographies and the students' pictures on the bulletin board. The students loved it and it was a way for them to practice communicating with others and learning more about the people around them. This will: help students to understand how a well written biography begins, provide questions that will give them meaningful answers and display a rubric for teacher and student to follow upon evaluation of the biography.