Autobiographical Writing Day 1

An introduction to autobiographical writing

Create a Wordle

Create a Wordle based on the text from your research papers. To create a Wordle go to http://www.wordle.net and select "create your own". Using text from your research paper, copy and paste the text into the box and then click "go". A word cloud (wordle) should be generated for you. Choose the option to embed your Wordle in order to generate a link. Copy and paste this link into the assignment on Edmodo.

Autobiographical Writing

Autobiographical Narration: telling a story from your own life


There are five types of autobiographical writing

1. Eyewitness accounts - retelling of events personally witnessed by a writer

2. Personal narratives - stories that reveal a writer's opinions, feelings, and insights about an experience

3. Autobiographical incidents - tell of a memorable or pivotal event in a writer's life

4. Memoirs - a writer's reflections on an important person or event from his or her own life

5. Anecdotes - brief, true, and usually humorous stories that contain a definite conclusion

View the TED Video found under the subtab "Clues to a Great Story"

Narrative Plot Diagram

Locate the subtab "narrative elements" and create the elements of your narrative on the interactive diagrams. After you finish creating the diagrams, bring up the screen to print. Instead of printing, you will need to save it as a PDF file and upload that link to the assignment on Edmodo.

Story Plot Diagram

Locate the subtab "plot chart" and plot out your narrative on the interactive diagram. After you finish creating the diagram, bring up the screen to print the diagram. Instead of printing the diagram, you will need to save it as a PDF file and upload that link to the assignment on Edmodo.