By Jan Wiezorek
Understanding the story of one’s own life is an important part of adolescent identity and development. Students make a self-portrait from torn bits of colored paper and write their own life story!
This project is best as individual work. The objectives are to use a variety of sentence structures (simple, compound, complex) and types (declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, and imperative); to select effective formats for publication of the final product; to use available technology (laptop publishing, electronic dictionary, and printing)!
Young Librarian—Investigate autobiographies in your library. Choose two books, and compare and contrast them. Look for common and divergent themes!