Auto BiographiesBy Jenna Richter | April 26, 2016 | Literacy, Project Work
After a whole month of reading biographies, it’s finally time to write our own. During the K-1 literacy group we are working page by page to write and illustrate a book about ourselves. Using sentence starters gives younger writers the opportunity to practice sentence structure, including conventions of punctuation, capitalization and inventive spelling. Students can ask for help on spelling and I try to help them find the sounds and come up with ideas of how to spell the words.
When they complete a page of work, they illustrate the page. It is important to be able to represent their ideas in additional ways. The illustrations bring the subject matter to life for the other students as well.
I enjoy watching the students acknowledge each others expertise. Our pages have included subjects including our families, where we live, our physical statistics and our favorites.
We have a few more journal entries to go then we will begin work on self portraits. We will work first in line drawings then mix our own skin, eye and hair color paints for a personal palette and final self portrait.