by Alyson L. Knapper, Edison Middle School

Building Your Own Autobiography As a very wise person once said: When a person writes about his or her own life, that is an autobiography: "A narrative essay is simply a personal story, and we all have at least a few of these to tell. Sometimes plays and movies have a narrator, a person who stands to the side and tells his or her story. The narrator describes actions as well as thoughts and feelings. For the purpose of this lesson, you are the narrator. The story you choose to write will be your narrative essay and quite possibly your future."



 Building an autobiography is like building a house and usually involves:

1) The foundation (Family Background) 

2) the early years

2) The growing years

3) A changing or turning point

4) Setting Goals and looking to the future

5) Developing one’s Legacy (what will I be                                

     remembered for) 


Click on the website below and discover some words that are commonly used in describing a  person's lifetime:

Copy these words in your communications journal and then put them in your own words!

*Discuss these words with a classmate and then have the classmate 

  sign that journal page

Day 1:  Introduction Activity

Feel out a KWHL chart and record in webquest journal

Share with Classmate