Writing an autobiography lesson plan

Autobiography lesson plan

This is lesson plan is about writing an autobiography. Students will work individually in pairs, in a group and as a whole class. They provide ideas, write first draft, edit and type the final draft in the computer lab.

The activity

  • Teacher elicits a definition of autobiography. You may use a short autobiographical story.
  • Brainstorm ideas about information they could include in autobiographies.
  • Write all ideas mentioned by the students on the board.
  • Students in groups organize the information into categories. You may use a graphic organizer.
  • They write a rough draft using the information in their graphic organizers.
  • Then students work in pairs to edit the autobiographies. Provide a checklist for students to use for editing.
  • Optional. Tell students to provide photos to use as illustrations.
  • Students use the computer lab to type their autobiographies.

Follow up

Students exchange autobiographies. As a homework they read each others autobiographies and find similarities and differences between their own autobiographies and their classmates. A class discussion can be scheduled for the next session.

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