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  • 1. Biography &Autobiography
  • 2. In your table groups: Create a T-Chart like the one below: Biography AutobiographyWrite 2 things that are true Write 2 things that are trueabout Biographies about Autobiographies
  • 3. Features of BiographyOften starts with birth or early life and ends with deathplaces them where they were in history and in their cultureuses direct quotes from personpictures, maps, photographs, other historical documents(letters, etc.)point of view of the biographer (author)
  • 4. Why Read Biographies?We are nosey!Other people’s lives are interesting,especially people we admire or want to knowmore aboutWe can learn interesting facts about theperson and the time period they lived in.We get an insider’s view of why the madethe choices they did
  • 5. Key Skills to Read a BiographyActivate Prior KnowledgeConnectionsInferIdentify Sequence
  • 6. Key Literary ElementsNarratorPoint of View: First Person Third PersonSettingSensory Details

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