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  • 1. Making it Real Writing Biographies
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Why write biographies?
  • 4.
    • 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
    • FAMILY
    • EARLY LIFE
    • EDUCATION
    • ANY MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
    • WHAT ARE SOME ADJECTIVES YOU WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE THIS PERSON?
  • 8.
    • 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?