•It is a true story about areal person, living or dead.
CHARACTERISTICS:• Shows that the writerknows a lot aboutthis person.• Written in third personPOV
Describes the person’s environment .Life to Death
Provides stories ordetails that show this personin action.CHARACTERISTICS:Shows how the person affectsother people.
Why readBIOGRAPHIES?Because we are NOSEYWe can learn a lot from otherpeople’s stories
AUTOBIOGRAPHY• The main character is the writer.• If you write a biography about yourself, thenthat would be an autobiography
Recounts the key incidents in the writer’s life.AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Visual and Oral FormsAutobiography• Pictures• Paintings• Photo Albums• Video tape• Skits/ Plays
Reveals the writer’sfeelings, reactions, values, andgoals
• Reveals another personthrough the eyes of a writerwho has had anongoing, face-to-face, personalrelationship with thepersonFirst Hand Biography
COLLECTIVE BiographyHas many different biographiesthat are all contained in one book
Unauthorized BiographyBiography about a person that wasnot approved by the subjectthat the book is about.
Activity:FAKEBOOK PROFILEYou are going to make aFakebook Profile of a person’sbiography.
Name: Mark Elliot ZuckerbergWorks as: CEO, Facebook Pioneer
BASIC INFORMATIONBorn: May 14, 1984From: Born in NewYork, Lives in CaliforniaRelationship Status:Married to Priscilla ChanAbout Me:Time Magazine’s Person ofthe Year (2010), Inventor ofFacebook and the youngestbillionaire in the world.FRIENDS WITH:BillGatesEduardoSaverinChrisHughesDustinMoskovitzEdwardZuckerbergBarackObama
LIKES:Facebook FencingClassicLiteratureThe SocialNetwork(Movie)HarvardUniversityMicrosoftJust added a newapplication onFacebook, I’m agenius, baby!You don’t get to 500million friends withoutmaking a few enemies.
TIMELINE:May 19, 2012Thank you for coming to ourwedding. Priscilla and I justgot a new dog!TIMELINE:May 2, 2012Facebook is for sale everyone!Offers starts at $16 billion.TIMELINE:June 2004Guys, check out our newsocial networking site calledThe Facebook.TIMELINE:June 2002You are going to like this, lookfor Facemash andCoursematch on your sitenow!