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Bio-Graph: Graphing Life Events

 

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Bio-Graph: Graphing Life Events

Grades 9 – 12
Activity Time Four one-hour sessions—two at home and two with the group
Activity Author

Susan Spangler

Susan Spangler

Fredonia, New York

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Activity Description

Why This Is Helpful

 

Activity Description

Looking for ways to engage young adults at family reunions or other significant social gatherings? Have them take the time to learn about family members’ significant personal experiences by interviewing them and sharing their stories with the rest of the family. Young adults can practice their interviewing, graphing, computer, and writing skills through this interpersonal activity.

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Why This Is Helpful

Interviewing their family members will help young adults develop their interpersonal skills and get to know more about their family members' histories.  They will also employ multiple intelligences when they use graphs to express their feelings about the individual stories they'll recount.

This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan "Bio-graph: Graphing Life Events."

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