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Telling a Story About Me: Young Children Write Autobiographies

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Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Six 45- to 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Melissa Weimer

Waterford, Michigan

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Calendar Activities

Activities & Projects

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 23

Diarist Samuel Pepys was born.

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

The first English printer, William Caxton, was born on this day in 1422.

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

Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832.

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.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 30

Paperback books were first introduced in 1935.

Independent reading is promoted among students by organizing a paperback book swap in the classroom or with other classes at the same grade level.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   K – 2  |  Activity & Project

All About Me! Use Photos to Write Stories

Help children use favorite photos to write a homemade memory book.

 

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