Scaffolding Autobiographical writing

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Scaffolding Autobiographical writing

  1. 1. Dra. Magda Enriquez Beitler
  2. 2. • A biography is writing about somebody other than yourself. • The word biography comes from two Greek words: Bio = Life and graphos = writing. Thus biography means life writing. • When you write your autobiography, you are writing about your life. • In order to do this you will follow the five steps of writing
  3. 3. • Who are you? • When were you born? • Where were you born? • When did you _____? • Where did you _____? • How did you ______? • Why did you choose ______? • What do you like the most? • What do you dislike the most? • What will you like to do when you grow up? • Where would you like to go for (High School, College? Why?
  4. 4. • Time line • Interview some one who knew you when you were little • Remember anecdotes (things that really happened to you) • Choose one important event in your life • Get pictures of yourself • Ask your best friend what he/she thinks of you
  5. 5.  Write you information in complete sentences.  Don’t worry about spelling or layout at this time.
  6. 6.  Beginning - The beginning should state the focus of your writing in a way that makes the reader want to read.  Middle - Make sure you use descriptive words so that the reader can imagine how you really are. Please remember details and examples  End – That explains why you are who you are and how his/her dreams may relate to your dreams
  7. 7. KeepKeep Cut or Re-WriteCut or Re-Write  Sentences and paragraphs that are interesting, important or entertaining.  Sentences that relate to your main point or focus.  Sentences that add supporting examples and details  Sentences and paragraphs that are interesting, important or entertaining.  Sentences that relate to your main point or focus.  Sentences that add supporting examples and details • Openings that are unclear or uninteresting • Sentences that include extra ideas that are not related to your main point. • Sentences that are confusing or lack specific details • Openings that are unclear or uninteresting • Sentences that include extra ideas that are not related to your main point. • Sentences that are confusing or lack specific details
  8. 8.  Checking for Errors in :  Spelling  Punctuation  Grammar  Capitalization
  9. 9. Final copy must be:  Clean of errors  Attractively presented  With pictures  Deliver to an audience: the readers
  10. 10. Enjoy!!! unclicksoluciones@gmail.com

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