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EngageNY Grade 12 ELA: Module 1, Unit 1: "I'm for truth, no matter who tells it."

For Teachers 12th Standards
Engaging narratives blend the forms of expository writing with the tropes of creative writing. Introduce class members to narrative writing techniques with a 28-lesson unit that not only uses The Autobiography of Malcolm X as a model of...
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EngageNY Grade 12 ELA: Module 1, Unit 3

For Teachers 12th Standards
This seven-lesson unit, the third in a three-unit narrative writing module, uses The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Leslie Marmon Silko's "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit" as models writers may use as they craft their narrative...
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EngageNY Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Reading and Writing Personal Narratives

For Teachers 12th Standards
The first unit in Module 1 uses The Autobiography of Malcolm X as the core text. Scholars practice close reading, evidence-based writing and discussion, critical analysis of narrative texts, and narrative writing techniques. Marmon...
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SEL: CASEL Competancies; Health:Wellness & Safety

For Teachers 7th
A 12-resource social and emotional health unit is designed to help seventh graders develop the skills they need to cope with disappointment and manage stress. They practice stress reduction techniques and share ideas for how to handle...
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Student Autobiography

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Beginning ESL students examine the process of writing a five paragraph autobiography. They type their final written piece with a word processor after working through the editing process.
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Persona in Autobiography

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
A talkative old man? A naïve believer in Human Perfectibility? A Sage? Who is this guy, anyway? The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin launches a study of the way Franklin uses structure, style, and purpose, as well as different...
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My Alphabetical Autobiography

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Design a pictorial autobiography using the letters of the alphabet. For each letter, writers select visual images that represent life events and interests. Younger writers add words or sentences of explanation while older writers narrate...
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Writing and Autobiography

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Are you working on an autobiographical or narrative writing unit? Bring this lesson to your class, as it takes young writers through the process of drafting and sequencing an autobiography. After observing and demonstrating steps of the...
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Genre Lesson: Biography/Autobiography

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Is it a biography or an autobiography? Kids discover point of view as they listen to you tell a story about yourself (first person) and then hear two volunteers retell the story: one to you (second person) and one to them (third person)....
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Autobiography vs. Biography

For Teachers 5th - 9th
How can you tell if a piece of writing is biographical or autobiographical? Use a presentation to show your class how to identify first person point of view and third person point of view. The slides include descriptions and examples of...
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Genre Lesson: Autobiography

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Start kids thinking about point of view and autobiographies by telling them a short story about your morning (first person), and then asking a volunteer to re-tell the story to you (second person). There are tips to help you tie this...
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Genre Lesson: Biography/Autobiography

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Practice distinguishing biography from autobiography through point of view. Tell a brief story of your morning. Have a class member retell the story to you (using second person). And have another retell the story to the class (using...
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Autobiography - Student Trading Cards

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Motivate your class with this lesson! Learners use the trading card format to create an autobiography. They are given a list of characteristics to list, write down what they would like to include on their trading card, and head to the...
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Math Autobiography

For Students 4th - 10th Standards
Young scholars reflect on their experiences as a young mathematicians with this series of autobiography writing prompts. From their most embarrassing and/or memorable math moment, to descriptions of their personal learning styles, these...
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Autobiography Project

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Middle school is a time of many changes and developments. Have your class reflect on their personalities during this tumultuous time with a portfolio full of autobiographical writing prompts. Kids write about the way they feel now, their...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Need a model for character education? Benjamin Franklin presents himself as in a constant state of striving to become the man he hoped to be, making his autobiography is far more accessible to learners than those of people who consider...
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Writing Portfolio: An Autobiography Assignment

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
An extensive portfolio project encourages your kids to reflect on their personalities with multiple writing assignments. From activities on extended metaphors to writing about an important day in their lives, kids explore the way they...
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Writing an Autobiography

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write an autobiography. In this autobiography activity, students interview family members and create a storyboard organizing their autobiography. Students write a brochure detailing important events in their life.
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Autobiography Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students collect pictures of their life and use them in an photostory.  In this autobiography instructional activity, students scan in their pictures and navigate software to create a photostory.  Students learn to edit pictures, add...
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Writing an Autobiography

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students create a personal timeline of events to begin their autobiography.  In this autobiographical lesson, students build a description of the events of their timeline into an autobiography. Students can explain what an autobiography is.
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Autobiography and Training of a Guildsperson - Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders watch A&E Biography videos about da Vinci and Michelangelo, and Ben Franklin. They research an apprenticeship and prepare an autobiography based on their guild selection.
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Review Quiz

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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The Autobiography of Malcolm Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, learners respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Students may check some of their answers online.
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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension learning exercise, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Ernest J. Gaines's The Autobiography Miss Jane Pittman. Students may submit their answers to be scored.

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