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    I tried the ABC Autoboigraphy in my class this year and they were great! What I did was made one page for each letter of the alphabet. It statred like this....

    A is for __________________________

    and my third graders filled in what A stood for, but it had to be relevant to their life! They then added a sentence or two at the bottom of the page describing it in detail. Then in the middle of the page, they had to illustrate it. It took a long time for my third graders to get this done, but it was something they worked on when they finished their morning work or test early. I had to model my ABC Autobiography too. I modeled many, many, many times so that they understood that the letter had to be relevant to them! My book started out...

    A is for Artichokes.

    They are my favorite vegetables that I eat on pizza.

    Then I drew a pizza with artichokes in colored pencils and markers. Then moved onto the next page. i had to really enforce that I did not just pick any old word to fit A. I think if I were to have done it with an older class, it might have been a bit easier. Good Luck!



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