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