Your Autobiography Introduction Remember, an autobiography is a paper written by you that contains information about your own life. As with any paper, you need to begin with a strong introduction. Your introduction to your autobiography can be 1 or more paragraphs. However, don’t make it too long that your reader gets bored, and don’t make it too short that you’re missing important information. What to include in your introduction: •A strong first sentence that grabs the reader’s attention and tells the reader what your paper is about—your life! Tip: It can even be in the form of a question to make it more interesting—Ex: Have you ever wondered what life is really like for someone like me? )
•Mention your name either in the first or second sentence. • Briefly mention the basic points that you plan to talk about in the body of your autobiography. For example, briefly state that you will talk about where you were born, where you grew up, where you went to school, etc. , but do not give any of those details away yet. Save the details for later. •Mention you’re current age, where you live, and who you live with. Write in first-person (use words that talk about yourself, such as I, my, and me) Brainstorm at least three different opening lines to your autobiography below: (check them with a partner to see which one they like best) Writing Your Autobiography Body The body of your paper is the longest part of your autobiography, and it gives all the details of your life. It is like the “flashback” of your life. The body of an autobiography tells the events of your life, beginning with your birth until now, and even what you hope to be doing in your future.
Running up the hillside, I realized my life was soon to end. It was much like a scene from some big Hollywood movie. I was flashing back in my mind the life I had lived. I staggered willfully to excel with more speed than a turtle seasoned with one hundred years of life. My bloodied and wounded leg would not hold much longer with the quickly made makeshift splint. This was the end, it was time to ...
Finish the sentence stems in ways that describe you and your feelings. You must use at least one example of a simile, metaphor, and/or personification. Once you’ve gotten your poem on paper, you must type it out and neatly, spell check, and mount it on construction paper. (Your name) Child of…. Who loves… Who hates… Who wants to go… Who wishes he/she could’ve met… Who is scared of… Who dreams of… Who is determined to… Who values… Who is proud of… Who graduated from… Who lives… (your name again) Alexander John Calvin Child of Christopher Calvin
Who loves truth in a fallen world Who hates liars and offensive language Who wants to go back to South Africa Who wishes he could’ve met both of his grandfathers Who is scared of attending funerals for loved ones Who dreams of visiting his older brother in Minnesota Who is determined to watch the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy in one sitting Who values quiet rooms that smell like old books Who is proud of nothing, but always humble Who graduated from playing little league to baseball Who lives in New Jersey but truly misses South Africa Alex Calvin