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.
- Plan their autobiographies through prewriting activities
- Create a positive classroom environment
- Get to know each other within the first few weeks of school
- Brainstorm and write about their life goals and plans for their future
Hold an Autobiography Share Day where all students will have the opportunity to read their autobiographies to the class.
This lesson offers a supportive approach to writing by introducing simple journal prompts and pictograms based on the very thing these students know the most about: their own lives! Students will build confidence as they define their goals and create life maps in preparation for writing an autobiographical essay.
Help students identify their personal goals through a lesson in the autobiographical writing process.