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This autobiography was featured in the TpT newsletter. And, my students voted this their most favorite writing unit of the school year. This autobiography is especially meaningful as students begin a new school year.
This is a complete writing unit in an easy-to-use scaffolded format. Scaffolding information is the sequencing of content, materials, and tasks. All terms are defined within the guide. Simply move through the materials, with students, bit-by-bit as time allows. Begin with the resource packet. Then move on to the final draft packet.
Begin by reading a chapter from 26 FAIRMOUNT AVENUE - an autobiography written by Tomie DePaola - or any engaging autobiography.
The student resource packet includes:
A student anchor chart
An optional cover for student resources
Autobiography clearly defined
A lengthy list of possible subtopics (chapters)
Drafting subtopics, an introduction, 5 chapters, and a conclusion
Drafting WOW chapter titles
A draft glossary
A text features reference chart for use in student writing
Detailed revision and editing directions
The final autobiography packet includes the following writing templates:
A title page with directions for illustrating
A table of contents page
An introduction with illustration and directions
Five chapters with illustration and directions
A conclusion with illustration and directions
A final draft glossary to be written in correct alphabetical order
Extra pages for lengthening chapters, both with and without illustration
This item is aligned to the common core, easily allows for differentiation, and is loads of fun.
Maybe you're interested in an alphabetical autobiography.
Here's an autobiography but written from the point of view of the student's future self.
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