Autobiographies are a great way to engage students in writing about real-life events. To be successful during the writing process, most students need to be taught in manageable steps and be able to see the difference between good writing and mediocre writing. This resource will allow you to do just that!
Using Step-by-Step Autobiographies, you can guide your students through the autobiography-writing process in a way that is not overwhelming or confusing. Students will begin with an introduction and be introduced to criteria using a rubric. To effectively learn about the rubric and expected criteria, students will be involved in assessing three sample autobiographies of different levels.
Students will use the templates for brainstorming, interview a family member, and finally, write and edit the autobiography.
This resource is best suited to Grades 2-5 students.
In this resource, you'll find:
- a process overview to help teachers prepare each lesson
- notes for teachers that don't plan on using the accompanying PowerPoint
- a rubric for students to use to assess samples
- a rubric for the teacher to assess the final autobiographies
- three sample autobiographies and scoring card
- brainstorming templates
- family interview letter and template
- editing checklist that follows rubric expectations
BONUS: This resource includes a PowerPoint presentation that outlines the entire writing process. Teachers with access to a projector and screen, interactive whiteboard or classroom computers can use the PowerPoint to supplement the autobiography teaching process. However, this resource can still be used without the PowerPoint as well.
What Teachers Are Saying
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I had a lot of trouble finding resources to use for teaching my students to write autobiographies. I loved how samples were included along with parent interviews and rubrics." Shannon H.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Excellent resource for both my in-class and hybrid students. Highly recommended to all educators, especially to new teachers." Ms. Darakhshanian
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Loved this resource!! It has everything needed! When my students finished their final drafts, I printed a photo of them and attached it to their autobiography’s and returned to them at the end of the year. They loved it!" Haleigh C.