Scaffolding Biographical Writing

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Scaffolding Biographical Writing

  1. 1. Dra Magda Enriquez Beitler
  2. 2.  To write a biography is to write about somebody other than yourself.  The word biography comes from two Greek words: Bio = Life and graphos = writing. Thus biography means life writing.  We will write the biographies of people that are important to our lives. In order to do this you will follow the five steps of writing:
  3. 3. Choosing a Subject Think of a person you know is important in your life or in your community Think of a person that you think is interesting Think of a person whose dreams you want to make your own
  4. 4.  Who is he/she?  When did he/she become important?  Where did he /she achieve? In what field?  How did he/she do it?  Why did you chose him/her?
  5. 5.  Read information  Make an interview to someone who knows the person or knows about the person  Interview the person  Listen to the radio  Surf the Internet
  6. 6.  Write you information in complete sentences.  Don’t worry about spelling or layout at this time.
  7. 7.  Beginning - The beginning should state the focus of your writing in a way that makes the reader want to read.  Middle - Make sure you use descriptive words so that the reader can imagine how you really are. Please remember details and examples  End – That explains why you are who you are and how his/her dreams may relate to your dreams
  8. 8. KeepKeep Cut or Re-WriteCut or Re-Write  Sentences and paragraphs that are interesting, important or entertaining.  Sentences that relate to your main point or focus.  Sentences that add supporting examples and details  Sentences and paragraphs that are interesting, important or entertaining.  Sentences that relate to your main point or focus.  Sentences that add supporting examples and details • Openings that are unclear or uninteresting • Sentences that include extra ideas that are not related to your main point. • Sentences that are confusing or lack specific details • Openings that are unclear or uninteresting • Sentences that include extra ideas that are not related to your main point. • Sentences that are confusing or lack specific details
  9. 9.  Checking for Errors in :  Spelling  Punctuation  Grammar  Capitalization
  10. 10.  Clean of errors  Layout  Pictures  Deliver to an audience: the readers
  11. 11. Enjoy!!! unclicksoluciones@gmail.com

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