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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Telling a Story About Me: Young Children Write Autobiographies
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Six 45- to 60-minute sessions|
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  July 30
Independent reading is promoted among students by organizing a paperback book swap in the classroom or with other classes at the same grade level.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 23
Students write diary entries and revisit the entries as if it were a hundred years from now. Students then brainstorm and write paragraphs about life in the 21st century.
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  August 13
Students consider how the printing press affects their world by completing a printing inventory, comparing lists, and developing a "super" list of all printed materials that they interact with.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  November 29
Students brainstorm important events and people that might serve as the beginning of an interesting piece of writing. They then use the Bio-Cube to plan their writing and write an essay about a memorable person.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades K – 2 | Activity & Project
Help children use favorite photos to write a homemade memory book.