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Autobiography vs. Biography. What are the characteristics of a biography and an autobiography?. Key Learning : Texts are structured in a way to help the reader comprehend the information more easily. 701.8.3, 701.8.4, 701.6.3, 701.6.4.

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autobiography vs biography

Autobiography vs. Biography

What are the characteristics of a biography and an autobiography?

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Key Learning: Texts are structured in a way to help the reader comprehend the information more easily.

701.8.3, 701.8.4, 701.6.3, 701.6.4

Unit Essential Question: How does analyzing text structure help you better understand the information you are reading?

Concept:

Concept:

Nonfiction Text Features

Concept:

Types of Prose

Concept:

Biography and Autobiography

Poetry, Prose and Drama

Lesson Essential Questions:

How do I distinguish among poetry, prose, and drama?

701.8.3, 701.8.4

Lesson Essential Questions:

How do the features of nonfiction texts aid in comprehension?

701.6.3, 701.6.4

Lesson Essential Questions:

How do you explain the characteristics of biography and autobiography?

701.8.3

Lesson Essential Questions:

What are the distinguishing characteristics of the different types of prose?

701.8.3, 701.8.4

unit vocabulary
Unit Vocabulary

Poetry

Prose

Drama

Text

features

(headings, key words, captions, footnotes, maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, diagrams)

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Genre
  • Biography
  • Autobiography
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Activator
  • We will be looking at two readings.
  • They are both very similar, but they are both different as well.
  • Be on the look out for the difference.
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READING 1

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Aunt Cindy was a big part of Jane’s childhood. Jane and her parents visited Aunt Cindy at least once a month. She remembers many visits to Aunt Cindy’s tiny, dark apartment. It was very quiet in that building– maybe because tenants were not allowed to have children or pets. In spite of that, Aunt Cindy found a way to express her love for animals; she spent days working at an animal shelter near her home, and scouting out alleyways for strays and finding them homes.

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READING 2

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Aunt Cindy was a big part of my childhood. My parents and I visited her at least once a month. I remember many visits to Aunt Cindy’s tiny, dark apartment. It was very quiet in that building– maybe because tenants were not allowed to have children or pets. In spite of that, my Aunt Cindy found a way to express her love for animals; she spent days working at an animal shelter near her home, and scouting out alleyways for strays and finding them homes.

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  • Look at your notesheet.
  • Take a few minutes to complete the Venn Diagram.
  • We will share our answers in just in a moment.
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Reading 1

Reading 2

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autobiography
Autobiography
  • The main character is the author
  • Recounts the key incidents in the writer’s life
  • Describes major influences (people, events, places) on the writer
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Autobiography
  • Describes interactions between the writer and significant people in his or her life
  • Reveals the writer’s feelings, reactions, values, and goals
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Let’s Review #1

Aunt Cindy was a big part of my childhood. My parents and I visited her at least once a month. I remember many visits to Aunt Cindy’s tiny, dark apartment. It was very quiet in that building– maybe because tenants were not allowed to have children or pets. In spite of that, my Aunt Cindy found a way to express her love for animals; she spent days working at an animal shelter near her home, and scouting out alleyways for strays and finding them homes.

* What clues tell us that the first reading was an autobiography?

let s review 1 autobiography
Let’s Review #1: Autobiography

Aunt Cindy was a big part of my childhood. My parents and I visited her at least once a month. I remember many visits to Aunt Cindy’s tiny, dark apartment. It was very quiet in that building– maybe because tenants were not allowed to have children or pets. In spite of that, my Aunt Cindy found a way to express her love for animals; she spent days working at an animal shelter near her home, and scouting out alleyways for strays and finding them homes.

biography
Biography
  • Tells about a real person
  • Shows that the writer knows a lot about this person
  • Describes the person’s environment
biography1
Biography
  • Provides anecdotes or details that show this person in action
  • Shows how the person affects other people
  • States or implies how the writer feels about the person
let s review 2
Let’s Review #2

Aunt Cindy was a big part of Jane’s childhood. Jane and her parents visited Aunt Cindy at least once a month. She remembers many visits to Aunt Cindy’s tiny, dark apartment. It was very quiet in that building– maybe because tenants were not allowed to have children or pets. In spite of that, Aunt Cindy found a way to express her love for animals; she spent days working at an animal shelter near her home, and scouting out alleyways for strays and finding them homes.

* What clues tell us that the first reading was an biography?

let s review 2 biography
Let’s Review #2- Biography

Aunt Cindy was a big part of Jane’s childhood. Jane and her parents visited Aunt Cindy at least once a month. She remembers many visits to Aunt Cindy’s tiny, dark apartment. It was very quiet in that building– maybe because tenants were not allowed to have children or pets. In spite of that, Aunt Cindy found a way to express her love for animals; she spent days working at an animal shelter near her home, and scouting out alleyways for strays and finding them homes.

in class assignments
In-Class Assignments
  • Take out a blank sheet of notebook paper.
  • Title it “Autobio vs Bio Summarizer” and head it properly.
  • Then FLIP IT OVER TO THE BACK…
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In-Class Assignments
  • We will be reading “An Unforgettable Journey” on page 402 and answering a few questions from the passage.
  • Remember, we are using the back of your paper…
  • Write “Unforgettable Journey” on the first line and then follow along with the reading.
unforgettable journey
“Unforgettable Journey”

Write your answers in COMPLETE sentences ON THE BACK. SKIP lines.

  • Which of the first three sentences in this reading is an opinion?
  • Is this a biography or an autobiography? Why?
  • What point-of-view is this story written in? Give examples to explain your answer.
  • Describe the person who wrote this story (where she is from, what happened to her, her character as a person).
unforgettable journey answers
“Unforgettable Journey”- Answers
  • Which of the first three sentences in this reading is an opinion?

The third sentence– “…life seemed peaceful.” -- Cannot be proven

  • Is this a biography or an autobiography? Why?

Autobiography

  • What point-of-view is this story written in? Give examples to explain your answer.

First-Person

  • Describe the person who wrote this story (where she is from, what happened to her, her character as a person).

Immigrant from Laos– was a refugee fleeing to Thailand

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In-Class Assignments

NOW…

  • We are reading “Rosa Parks” on page 853 and answering a few questions from the passage.
    • We will be using the same instructions from the “Unforgettable Journey” reading and questions
  • Draw a line under your last question and write “Rosa Parks” under the line.
  • Follow along with the reading.
rosa parks
“Rosa Parks”

Write your answers in COMPLETE sentences ON THE BACK. SKIP lines.

  • Is this a biography or an autobiography? Why?
  • What point-of-view is this story written in? Give examples to explain your answer.
  • What do the details tell you about Rosa Park’s character?
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“Rosa Parks”- Answers
  • Is this a biography or an autobiography? Why?

Biography- written by Rita Dove

  • What point-of-view is this story written in? Give examples to explain your answer.

3rd Person (words like she, her, etc…)

  • What do the details tell you about Rosa Park’s character?

Brave, courageous, strong-willed

summarizer
Summarizer
  • Turn your notebook paper back over to the front.
  • We are doing a 3-2-1… using the following slide, complete the questions.
  • Turn it into the blue bin when you are finished.
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Summarizer
  • 3. Write THREE sentences that compare and contrast biographies and autobiographies.
  • 2. Write the definitions for biography and autobiography (you have TWO definitions).
  • 1. What would you prefer to read? Biography or Autobiography? Write ONE reason in a complete sentence as to why you prefer the one over the other.
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In-Class Assignments

NOW…

  • We are reading “Elizabeth I” on page 416 and answering a few questions from the passage.
    • We will be using the same instructions from the “Unforgettable Journey” reading and questions
  • Draw a line under your last question and write “Elizabeth I”.
  • Follow along with the reading.
elizabeth i answers
“Elizabeth I”- Answers
  • Is this a biography or an autobiography?
  • What point-of-view is this story written in?
  • What do the details tell you about Elizabeth’s character (page 416)?
  • Who did Elizabeth I marry?
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“Elizabeth I”- Answers
  • Is this a biography or an autobiography?

Biography

  • What point-of-view is this story written in?

Third-Person

  • What do the details tell you about Elizabeth’s character (page 416)?

Smart (well educated), regal, active, eager

  • Who did Elizabeth I marry?

She never married (said she was married to England)