Unit Plan: Writing an Autobiography
Encourage students to boost their confidence by writing about what they know through personal experience. This 2-lesson unit plan shows students how to break down and organize the memoir writing process.
- Grades: 9–12
Set up your high school students for writing success at the beginning of a new school year by providing a variety of writing assignments that focus on their expertise — being a teenager! The simple pre-writing activity in this unit will help you and your students learn more about each other while creating classroom pride and a feeling of belonging at the beginning of the year. This is also a perfect time to introduce autobiographies.
- Students will write a productive autobiography through prewriting activities.
- Students and teacher will create a positive classroom environment.
- Students and teacher will get to know each other within the first few weeks of teaching.
- Students will stipulate their life goals and plans for their future.
Lesson Plans for this Unit
Hold an Autobiography Share Day where all students will have the opportunity to read their autobiography to the class.