Infobiographical - Autobiography and Character Traits

This FutureFit Project is a supplemental project-based lesson covering character traits, biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, and creative writing. It is designed to reinforce core English Language Arts subject material while also incorporating social-emotional learning and 21st Century skills and concepts.

Infobiographical - Autobiography and Character Traits

OVERVIEW:

This FutureFit lesson is designed to supplement a standard 12-15 unit lesson for middle school Elements of Biographies and Autobiographies by offering a unique project that ties together the core academic concepts with a set of FutureFit social-emotional and 21st Century Skills.

STUDENT/GROUP OUTPUT:

Students will create an infographic version of a biography or autobiography

SUGGESTED SUBJECT PREREQUISITES:

It is suggested that students should have familiarity with the following subject material as background for this lesson:

  • A basic understanding of the elements of informational texts
  • A basic understanding of biographical and autobiographical writing

SEQUENCE AND PACING

This project-based lesson includes enough material for use in five 45-minutes periods of instruction. If a more focused lesson is appropriate, select the 3-day Short Lesson. The Concept Check version provides activities which reinforce the core math concepts.

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES (suggested):

  • Internet access
  • Free infographic creation software (Piktochart, Canva, etc,)

STANDARDS ALIGNMENT

These activities support the following CCSS curriculum standards:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.3
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.7
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.2
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