Making it Real Writing Biographies
What is a biography? <ul><li>It is the story of a life </li></ul><ul><li>It can be short and just give basic facts of some...
Why write biographies?
<ul><li>They analyze and interpret the events in a person’s life. </li></ul><ul><li>Most are written in chronological orde...
SOURCES? <ul><li>PRIMARY SOURCE: </li></ul><ul><li>LETTERS, DIARIES, OR OTHER ACCOUNTS. </li></ul><ul><li>FAMILY MEMBERS: ...
What to include in your biography? <ul><li>FIRST DECIDE ON AN INTERESTING PERSON . </li></ul><ul><li>IT MAY BE AN ELDERLY ...
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: <ul><li>FAMILY </li></ul><ul><li>EARLY LIFE </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATION </li></ul><ul><li>ANY MAJOR...
<ul><li>WHAT EXAMPLES FROM THEIR LIFE ILLUSTRATE THOSE QUALITIES? </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT MAKES THIS PERSON SPECIAL TO YOU?...
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  1. 1. Making it Real Writing Biographies
  2. 2. What is a biography? <ul><li>It is the story of a life </li></ul><ul><li>It can be short and just give basic facts of someone’s life. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be long and include basic information with more details. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why write biographies?
  4. 4. <ul><li>They analyze and interpret the events in a person’s life. </li></ul><ul><li>Most are written in chronological order. </li></ul><ul><li>Others may focus on specific topics or accomplishments in a person’s life. </li></ul>
  5. 5. SOURCES? <ul><li>PRIMARY SOURCE: </li></ul><ul><li>LETTERS, DIARIES, OR OTHER ACCOUNTS. </li></ul><ul><li>FAMILY MEMBERS: YOU CAN GATHER INFORMTION FROM IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS. </li></ul><ul><li>YOU CAN ASK THE PERSON YOU ARE WRITING ABOUT QUESTIONS. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What to include in your biography? <ul><li>FIRST DECIDE ON AN INTERESTING PERSON . </li></ul><ul><li>IT MAY BE AN ELDERLY MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY. </li></ul><ul><li>IT MAY BE SOMEONE YOU KNOW IN A NURSING HOME. </li></ul><ul><li>IT MAY BE A TEACHER OR CLASSMATE THAT YOU ADMIRE. </li></ul>
  7. 7. INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: <ul><li>FAMILY </li></ul><ul><li>EARLY LIFE </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATION </li></ul><ul><li>ANY MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT ARE SOME ADJECTIVES YOU WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE THIS PERSON? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>WHAT EXAMPLES FROM THEIR LIFE ILLUSTRATE THOSE QUALITIES? </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT MAKES THIS PERSON SPECIAL TO YOU? </li></ul><ul><li>DID HE/SHE OVERCOME ANY OBSTACLES? IF SO, WHAT WAS IT AND HOW DID THEY OVERCOME? </li></ul>

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