Autobiography vs. Biography

How can you tell if a piece of writing is biographical or autobiographical? Use a presentation to show your class how to identify first person point of view and third person point of view. The slides include descriptions and examples of each perspective. A great tool for your unit on autobiographical writing.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use in a lesson about autobiography or point of view, or have kids review the presentation on their own in a computer lab
  • Have kids write a short autobiographical essay about a memorable time in their life, both from a first person point of view and then a third person point of view
Classroom Considerations
  • Slide 20 is blank, and the remaining sides are based on the information that should be there
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