Writing Autobiographies!Quick View

Writing Autobiographies!

This stimulating and informative lesson aims to improve students’ ability to adapt the style of their writing to suit their audience and purpose. In particular, they attempt to meet the purpose of writing autobiographically. Students follow a clear and logical learning journey, in which they: -Define autobiographies and their key features; -Read extracts of autobiographies, and analyse the language techniques used; -Use independent learning skills to analyse an autobiography of their choice; -Create a success criteria for effective autobiography writing (although a ready-made success criteria is included) -Write a section of their own autobiography, using the techniques that they have learnt; -Peer/self-assess their autobiographical attempts. There are enough resources here really for two lessons, including: -Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint; -Autobiography extract; -Analysing Autobiographies template; -Success Criteria; -Step-by-step lesson plan. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final page of the slide.
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AutobiographyQuick View

Autobiography

Pupils underline features of autobiographical writing. Good blown up on A3 and pupils work in pairs/groups.
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Autobiography Planning Unit Year 3/4Quick View

Autobiography Planning Unit Year 3/4

3 weeks (13 lessons) planning unit for autobiographies. Includes looking at autobiographical features, using time openers/ fronted adverbials, changing tense or verbs, using was and were, planning an autobiography, writing and presenting an autobiography. Resources can be requested.
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Autobiography ReportQuick View

Autobiography Report

We have developed this report template and additional worksheets, organizers, tools and forms to use for your students to create, develop, write, edit, illustrate, present, and assess your students’ autobiography report. This template can be used as the actual formal report to be turned in, or if you have older students you can utilize this template as a study guide or rough draft. For these older students you then would have them take their template and type or write their report on their own. If you like this product, please check back soon as we will be posting new products in the near future. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will promptly help you. Thank you! The Teacher Team Copyright 2013 Carol Beaumont All Rights Reserved by Author
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Autobiography Reading AssessmentsQuick View

Autobiography Reading Assessments

Reading Assessment Lessons (Suitable for Y6-11, KS2/3/4) Two reading assessment lessons, suitable for Y6-11 based on autobiography extracts from Karl Pilkington and Jessica Ennis. First lesson (Karl Pilkington) is a full lesson practise assessment, based on a shorter extract, taking students through how to answer a typical writing assessment task. This lesson is made up of: * A starter task * Lesson objectives * A dictionary definition task * Spider diagram of what to look for during an analysis * Reading of the text prompts * Reading review The text in this extract is a humours extract based on Karl Pilkington’s school days. The second lesson is the ‘official’ writing assessment where students are on their own in test conditions, with simply the test question and resource page. The text in this extract is an emotive piece based on Jessica Ennis’ early school life in which she endured bullying. Download should take two complete lessons, based on one hour per lesson. Resources included! For great more lessons and resources visit my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish (Royalty free images used.)
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Autobiography ResourcesQuick View

Autobiography Resources

These are power points and resources that I used to cover the theme of Autobiography and Biography within the KS3 scheme of work, topics are predominantly covered by the power points and are supported via work sheets and hand outs! Feel free to nab the resources, they took me ages to make!
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Mini Scheme of Work on Autobiographies and BiographiesQuick View

Mini Scheme of Work on Autobiographies and Biographies

Roughly 2 week SOW for first years and second years covering autobiography and biography. PPTs with creative writing tasks, analysis of extracts of autobiographies and biographies, exploration of media such as book covers and the intention on colour, shape and layout. This scheme of work aims to improve analysis, creative writing and introduce exploration of media.
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My Autobiography BookletQuick View

My Autobiography Booklet

A structured autobiography booklet that could be used with a whole group in an English / literacy lesson or be used 1-1 as part of a mentoring programme - obviously some of the tasks may need to be removed / given less attention if a student has a particularly complex family background. For more: www.HumansNotRobots.co.uk
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Writing an Autobiography- Mini-Lesson, Brainstorm, Warm-Up, Template- Writers Workshop-No PrepQuick View

Writing an Autobiography- Mini-Lesson, Brainstorm, Warm-Up, Template- Writers Workshop-No Prep

Autobiography & All About Me Newspaper The lesson contains: ★ All About Me Newspaper Worksheet ★ Teacher Directions and Tips for All About Me Newspaper Worksheet The newspaper and autobiography can be used together or as separate activities. ★ Autobiography Teacher Directions ★ Autobiography Warm-Up ★ Autobiography Mini-Lesson ★ Autobiography Brainstorm Worksheet ★ Autobiography Essay Writing Template ★ Expository Writing poster (complimentary) This lesson can be used with or without a writing workshop program.
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English & Spanish Reading Graphic OrganizersQuick View

English & Spanish Reading Graphic Organizers

Reading Graphic Organizers - Character analysis - Compare characters - Character traits - Main idea - Cause and Effect - Author's purpose - Timeline -Sequence - Summary - Compare and Contrast - Biography - Autobiography - Concept Maps - literacy elements - Plot relationship chart and more
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Helen Keller Learns little reader guided reading kitQuick View

Helen Keller Learns little reader guided reading kit

Lexile: 300L-400L This 8-page book can be printed and arranged to use for guided reading purposes in small group instruction. It was written as an adaptation from Helen Keller’s autobiography, The Story of My Life. The actual book may not be accessible to students new to English, special education students, students reading below grade level, as well as young readers. The little book tells the story of how Helen Keller learned what words were, and that she can use her hands to communicate. Included with the book are a set of vocabulary cards with pictures for pre-teaching new vocabulary, and a sequence of events chart that can be used as an after-reading activity.
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Mini-Activity Packet for NightQuick View

Mini-Activity Packet for Night

If you're going to read Elie Wiesel's Night in your class, this is a great place to start (or to supplement existing curriculum). I did all of these activities with 10th graders, and they were all very rewarding. You'll find several handouts for activities including a personal "This I Believe" essay, a found poetry activity, and a group "search the text" activity with a graphic organizer. There is also a complete project outline of a final scrapbook with a rubric and extra activity options. I would start the entire unit with some ethical discussions, introducing the autobiography, and reviewing the time period itself. Then, a day or so in, review the scrapbook final assignment, since it has assignments students need to complete as they read each part of the book (the document splits the book into 8 sections by page #). Some things to note: -When doing the "This I Believe" essay, start in class with this audio of Elie Wiesel on NPR reading his own essay: http://www.npr.org/2008/04/07/89357808/a-god-who-remembers -The final scrapbook project outline has something called "Notes from Holocaust History Gallery Walk". It is worth 5 points (out of 150)- you can either remove this, or do it in your classroom. All you need are primary source images/documents/artifacts from this time period to place around the room. It's a great intro activity to this unit, having students walk around the "gallery" and take notes on what they think each thing says about this time period. It is also a great way to start discussion and bring up things students don't actually understand. This unit is best done in 10th grade AFTER students have had a chance to go over this time period in World History. However, it can also be completed after the 8th grade World History focus on WWII. You can update, modify, and customize any way needed.
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The Education of Little Tree Reading ComprehensionQuick View

The Education of Little Tree Reading Comprehension

‘Gramma said when you come on something good, first thing to do is share it with whoever you can find; that way, the good spreads out where no telling it will go. Which is right.’ Little Tree narrates his own story, the tale of a unique upbringing in the near-wilderness in the 1930’s with his Cherokee grandparents as loving teachers. ‘The Education of Little Tree’ by Forrest Carter is a book that many readers turn to again and again. It is suitable for students age 11 and up who are ready to read about a time and lifestyle that differ from their own, and are able to take an interest in larger, challenging themes of life (the passage of time, spiritual beliefs, the natural world, money and government affairs, history, etc.) This eBook contains reading comprehension sheets to go with the novel. (Still protected by copyright, the book must be purchased or borrowed separately.) For each chapter there are three short assignments: 1) to summarize a lesson learned from the chapter 2) to examine the language used in the chapter 3) to explain how a suggested ‘main theme’ is relevant to the chapter. WARNING: The story does not paint a flattering picture of the Christian religion, and students who are Christian should be prepared; parents should read the book first, to be sure that their student is ready for this material. It also contains swear words and references to drinking alcohol, among other mature themes. The novel is presented as an autobiography, but it is a work of fiction.
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Genre PostersQuick View

Genre Posters

These colorful posters will help your students readily identify various genres in literature in a fun way. Use them to sort your classroom library books into different areas, or just use them as a reference in your library. Genres included are: Informational & Expository Text Fantasy Mystery Poetry Biography Realistic Fiction Autobiography Historical Fiction Traditional Literature Science Fiction There is an individual genre reference page included as well! ALSO INCLUDED..., the individual reference page is great to help young children learn to choose a variety of books and it is simple and easy for them to use. I print enough copies for the entire class in color. I then put the reference page into a sheet protector that goes into a durable, plastic folder for each child. (I keep the folders with the reference pages for next year's class so I don't have to copy from year to year)... The students refer to this page when they write down the names of books that they have read. They also graph their reading so they can see if they tend to read from the same genre too much or if they do a good job of reading a variety of materials. It is also a good way for me to monitor their reading and allows me to make suggestions based on what they have read. If you like this item, please rate it and give me a vote! If you would like to know when I load new items, become a follower! Come see me at my blog for more ideas and items! Thanks! Hilary
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58 ESSENTIAL LITERARY NONFICTION QUESTION POSTERS AND TASK CARDSQuick View

58 ESSENTIAL LITERARY NONFICTION QUESTION POSTERS AND TASK CARDS

(Aligned to Common Core, Webb’s Depth of Knowledge, and Backward Design) A link to hundreds of “free to use” stories from the historic McGuffey Eclectic Readers is included. This product covers five categories of Literary Nonfiction: Character Development Point of View Order and Sequence Setting Conflict Explain Relationships Writer’s Craft Reason and Evidence Here is a resource to connect kids daily to in-depth thinking and writing about reading. The rigorous questions are kid-friendly. The teacher can use a question to model thinking and get a lively collaborative discussion going in minutes. These 58 questions are not only for teacher modeling and collaborative discussion but also for paired interaction, and for independent journal writing. They correlate with “I Do,” “We Do,” “You Do” and can be adapted as essential questions or “Ticket Out” tasks. Post them anywhere in your room, or print the task cards for students to use in groups, in centers, or for independent writing. Several posters can be placed together on a board so that you can refer to them throughout the week. The matching task cards will help kids focus on key concepts you are emphasizing in class. Spiral notebooks work well for students’ written responses to these types of questions. They are able to refer to pieces they have written to review concepts and to monitor their progress in writing about reading. Teacher read-alouds of non-fiction text is important in the reading classroom. Literary nonfiction (also referred to as narrative nonfiction) gives the teacher the opportunity to model thinking aloud about text structure and text features. Literary non-fiction text for grades K-5 covers biography and autobiography. For grades 6-12 it broadens to include essays, speeches, and memoir. Questions here relate to making personal and textual connections, asking about content, accuracy, relevance, style, text structure and features. Literary nonfiction text relates literature by placing importance on description, sequence or time/order, compare/contrast, cause and effect, and problem/solution. These posters will help keep momentum high as students think about reading connections. Included are reading reward coupons. The rewards are intended for expanded thinking and reasoning and for demonstrating improved depth of knowledge each week. Other products related to writing about reading are: Literary Devices Posters and Task Cards, Comprehension Strategies Posters and Task Cards, Informational Text Posters and Task Cards, and Story Elements Posters and Task Cards. Check out other resources at my store at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/classaroundthecorner.
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Night of the Twisters edition of Bookmarks Plus: Fun Freebie and a Handy Little Reading Aid!Quick View

Night of the Twisters edition of Bookmarks Plus: Fun Freebie and a Handy Little Reading Aid!

Looking for a fun way to kick off your next lit unit? Try BOOKMARKS PLUS! The many editions of BOOKMARKS PLUS provide students with essential knowledge of the book: • title • author info • publication date • genre • story premise • descriptions of main characters ��� themes/topics • setting. • 25 alphabetized and defined Words to Know BOOKMARKS PLUS come 5 to a page, front to back, and they’re reproducible! Also I’ve provided both a color version and a black and white version to meet all your printing needs. A fun freebie and no more dog-eared pages! See the preview or download the FREE edition of The Outsiders from my store! Here are just some of my middle school editions of BOOKMARKS PLUS. Look for more titles in my store! * Across Five Aprils * Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl * Anne Frank Remembered * As I Lay Dying * The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman * Bearstone * The Boy in the Striped Pajamas * Divergent * Dragonwings * Ender’s Game * Farewell to Manzanar * The Giver * The Glory Field * Heroes * The Hobbit * The Hunger Games * The Light in the Forest * The Lightning Thief * My Brother Sam Is Dead * Nothing But the Truth * Out of My Mind * The Outsiders—FREE! * The Pigman * Riding Freedom * Romeo and Juliet * The Slave Dancer * Stargirl * The Summer of the Swans * Tears of a Tiger * There’s a Girl in My Hammerlock * The Witch of Blackbird Pond * Walk Two Moons * Wonder Don’t see a bookmark for your favorite title? Contact me through TES, and I’ll create one for you. I am always open to new title suggestions! Check out my hundreds of other unique lit-based products! TESTIMONIALS FOR BOOKMARKS PLUS FROM TEACHERS OF ALL LEVELS! ***My students LOVE these bookmarks. I have one for each of the 11 pieces of literature they read with me during the year. Not only does it keep their place, the bookmarks provide valuable information about each text, as well as helpful vocabulary that could be incorporated into assessments. I actually copy limited numbers of each in color and use as class incentives. My [students] LOVE to win contests to upgrade their bookmarks to color (way better than candy as a prize too). I cannot say enough positive things about these bookmarks!—Matthew R.*** ***I purchased these bookmarks for 4 novels after downloading the Holes freebie bookmark. They are wonderful! The students refer to them frequently while reading. Struggling readers feel empowered and participate in text discussion much more often. Definitely worth the price!—Portigo P.***
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Woods Runner edition of Bookmarks Plus: Fun Freebie and a Handy Little Reading Aid!Quick View

Woods Runner edition of Bookmarks Plus: Fun Freebie and a Handy Little Reading Aid!

Looking for a fun way to kick off your next lit unit? Try BOOKMARKS PLUS! The many editions of BOOKMARKS PLUS provide students with essential knowledge of the book: • title • author info • publication date • genre • story premise • descriptions of main characters • themes/topics • setting. • 25 alphabetized and defined Words to Know BOOKMARKS PLUS come 5 to a page, front to back, and they’re reproducible! Also I’ve provided both a color version and a black and white version to meet all your printing needs. A fun freebie and no more dog-eared pages! See the preview or download the FREE edition of The Outsiders from my store! Here are just some of my middle school editions of BOOKMARKS PLUS. Look for more titles in my store! * Across Five Aprils * Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl * Anne Frank Remembered * As I Lay Dying * The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman * Bearstone * The Boy in the Striped Pajamas * Divergent * Dragonwings * Ender’s Game * Farewell to Manzanar * The Giver * The Glory Field * Heroes * The Hobbit * The Hunger Games * The Light in the Forest * The Lightning Thief * My Brother Sam Is Dead * Night of the Twisters * Nothing But the Truth * Out of My Mind * The Outsiders—FREE! * The Pigman * Riding Freedom * Romeo and Juliet * The Slave Dancer * Stargirl * The Summer of the Swans * Tears of a Tiger * There’s a Girl in My Hammerlock * The Witch of Blackbird Pond * Walk Two Moons * Wonder * Woods Runner Don’t see a bookmark for your favorite title? Contact me through TES, and I’ll create one for you. I am always open to new title suggestions! Check out my hundreds of other unique lit-based products! TESTIMONIALS FOR BOOKMARKS PLUS FROM TEACHERS OF ALL LEVELS! ***My students LOVE these bookmarks. I have one for each of the 11 pieces of literature they read with me during the year. Not only does it keep their place, the bookmarks provide valuable information about each text, as well as helpful vocabulary that could be incorporated into assessments. I actually copy limited numbers of each in color and use as class incentives. My [students] LOVE to win contests to upgrade their bookmarks to color (way better than candy as a prize too). I cannot say enough positive things about these bookmarks!—Matthew R.*** ***I purchased these bookmarks for 4 novels after downloading the Holes freebie bookmark. They are wonderful! The students refer to them frequently while reading. Struggling readers feel empowered and participate in text discussion much more often. Definitely worth the price!—Portigo P.***
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The Hobbit edition of Bookmarks Plus: Fun Freebie and a Handy Little Reading Aid!Quick View

The Hobbit edition of Bookmarks Plus: Fun Freebie and a Handy Little Reading Aid!

Looking for a fun way to kick off your next lit unit? Try BOOKMARKS PLUS! The many editions of BOOKMARKS PLUS provide students with essential knowledge of the book: • title • author info • publication date • genre • story premise • descriptions of main characters • themes/topics • setting. • 25 alphabetized and defined Words to Know BOOKMARKS PLUS come 5 to a page, front to back, and they’re reproducible! Also I’ve provided both a color version and a black and white version to meet all your printing needs. A fun freebie and no more dog-eared pages! See the preview or download the FREE edition of The Outsiders from my store! Here are just some of my middle school editions of BOOKMARKS PLUS. Look for more titles in my store! * Across Five Aprils * Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl * Anne Frank Remembered * As I Lay Dying * The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman * Bearstone * The Boy in the Striped Pajamas * Divergent * Dragonwings * Ender’s Game * Farewell to Manzanar * The Giver * The Glory Field * Heroes * The Hobbit * The Hunger Games * The Light in the Forest * The Lightning Thief * My Brother Sam Is Dead * Nothing But the Truth * Out of My Mind * The Outsiders—FREE! * The Pigman * Riding Freedom * Romeo and Juliet * The Slave Dancer * Stargirl * The Summer of the Swans * Tears of a Tiger * There’s a Girl in My Hammerlock * The Witch of Blackbird Pond * Walk Two Moons * Wonder Don’t see a bookmark for your favorite title? Contact me through TES, and I’ll create one for you. I am always open to new title suggestions! Check out my hundreds of other unique lit-based products! TESTIMONIALS FOR BOOKMARKS PLUS FROM TEACHERS OF ALL LEVELS! ***My students LOVE these bookmarks. I have one for each of the 11 pieces of literature they read with me during the year. Not only does it keep their place, the bookmarks provide valuable information about each text, as well as helpful vocabulary that could be incorporated into assessments. I actually copy limited numbers of each in color and use as class incentives. My [students] LOVE to win contests to upgrade their bookmarks to color (way better than candy as a prize too). I cannot say enough positive things about these bookmarks!—Matthew R.*** ***I purchased these bookmarks for 4 novels after downloading the Holes freebie bookmark. They are wonderful! The students refer to them frequently while reading. Struggling readers feel empowered and participate in text discussion much more often. Definitely worth the price!—Portigo P.***
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