Alpha Biography

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Alpha Biography

  1. 1. Alpha BiographyAlpha Biography ProjectProject
  2. 2. Alpha Biography ProjectAlpha Biography Project AA BIOGRAPHYBIOGRAPHY is a nonfiction (true) story writtenis a nonfiction (true) story written about a person.about a person. AnAn AUTOBIOGRAPHYAUTOBIOGRAPHY is a nonfiction (true) storyis a nonfiction (true) story written about one’s self.written about one’s self. AnAn ALPHA BIOGRAPHYALPHA BIOGRAPHY is a nonfiction (true) storyis a nonfiction (true) story written about yourself where you come up with awritten about yourself where you come up with a topic for each letter of the alphabet.topic for each letter of the alphabet.
  3. 3. For this project,For this project, you will writeyou will write about events that haveabout events that have already happened (already happened (pastpast),), what is happeningwhat is happening right now (right now (presentpresent),), and your plansand your plans or dreams (or dreams (futurefuture).).
  4. 4. You must come up with a topic forYou must come up with a topic for each letter of the alphabet.each letter of the alphabet. For example, if I am writing anFor example, if I am writing an AlphaBio for the letter “B”, I will useAlphaBio for the letter “B”, I will use the topic “BEACH” and tell aboutthe topic “BEACH” and tell about our vacation to the beach this lastour vacation to the beach this last summer.summer. PAST TENSEPAST TENSE
  5. 5. AlphaBio TasksAlphaBio Tasks  Task 1 – ABC TopicsTask 1 – ABC Topics  Task 2 – WriteTask 2 – Write  Task 3 – EditTask 3 – Edit  Task 4 – RewriteTask 4 – Rewrite  Task 5 – Peer EditTask 5 – Peer Edit  Task 6 – Create PhotoStoryTask 6 – Create PhotoStory  Task 7 – Publish PhotoStoryTask 7 – Publish PhotoStory
  6. 6. Task 1 – ABC TopicsTask 1 – ABC Topics  You need to come up with a topic for eachYou need to come up with a topic for each letter of the alphabet. Fill out theletter of the alphabet. Fill out the blueblue sheetsheet Mrs. Crawford is giving you.Mrs. Crawford is giving you.  If you get stuck on a letter, do not waste time.If you get stuck on a letter, do not waste time. Go ahead and go to Task 2 and then comeGo ahead and go to Task 2 and then come back to the rest of your letters.back to the rest of your letters.
  7. 7. Task 2 – WriteTask 2 – Write  During this task, you are to write a paragraph forDuring this task, you are to write a paragraph for each of your topics.each of your topics.  You should have 26 paragraphs.You should have 26 paragraphs.  Keep them in alphabetic order and allow oneKeep them in alphabetic order and allow one page for each letter so that you canpage for each letter so that you can edit and rewrite.edit and rewrite.
  8. 8. Task 3 – EditTask 3 – Edit  Edit each paragraph with an orange, red, purple,Edit each paragraph with an orange, red, purple, blue or green colored pencil.blue or green colored pencil.  When you edit, make sure your verbs are in theWhen you edit, make sure your verbs are in the right tense.right tense.  past: already happenedpast: already happened  present: is happeningpresent: is happening  future: will happenfuture: will happen
  9. 9. Task 4 – RewriteTask 4 – Rewrite  Rewrite your paragraphs to a final clean copy.Rewrite your paragraphs to a final clean copy.
  10. 10. Task 5 – Peer EditTask 5 – Peer Edit  Have a friend read your paragraph to give anyHave a friend read your paragraph to give any suggestions they may have. They will be able tosuggestions they may have. They will be able to tell you if you have anything that is unclear totell you if you have anything that is unclear to the reader.the reader.
  11. 11. Task 6 – Create Digital StoryTask 6 – Create Digital Story  Open PhotoStory 3 and start creating yourOpen PhotoStory 3 and start creating your digital story. I have placed “ABC” picture pagesdigital story. I have placed “ABC” picture pages into your “students/bulldog 5” file folder.into your “students/bulldog 5” file folder.  You can also bring in photos from home that weYou can also bring in photos from home that we can put into your digital story. You will need tocan put into your digital story. You will need to record your voice reading your paragraph forrecord your voice reading your paragraph for each picture.each picture.
  12. 12. Task 7 – Publish Digital StoryTask 7 – Publish Digital Story  Finish creating your PhotoStory and save it inFinish creating your PhotoStory and save it in your “student/bulldog 5” folder. The name ofyour “student/bulldog 5” folder. The name of your digital story should be ABC <your name>.your digital story should be ABC <your name>.

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