A biography is a written account of the series of events that make up a person's life. Some of those events are going to be pretty boring, so you'll need to try to make your account as interesting as possible! Every student will write a biography at some point, but the level of detail and sophistication will differ. A fourth grade biography will be much different from a middle school-level biography or a high school or college-level biography. However, each biography will include the basic details. The first information you should gather in your research will include biographical details and facts.
7 Killer Tips for How to Write a Bio
What Is a Professional Biography?
By Genia Connell. Early in your school year, plan the time of year that would be best for your class to explore the biography genre. Because I have numerous biographies in my personal collection, I have not listed those titles here. Use titles you already own, plan to purchase, or borrow from your school and public library. When choosing titles, remember to include books that will meet varying interests, such as athletics, business, literature, the arts, public service, science, and exploration. The more variety you can offer, the more students you will be able to hook on this very valuable type of non-fiction. I love the professional resources listed below because they have given me so many ideas for actively engaging students as they read different genres throughout the year.
Books for Teaching Biographies
You have mailed your transcripts and finished celebrating the completion of your graduate school admissions test. With your application in hand, one final task remains: writing a biography — sometimes called a personal statement or statement of intent — for the screening committee. This intellectual exercise requires thought and planning, as you assume correctly that your biography should be purposeful and meaningful — far weightier and impressive than simply a recitation of the schools you have attended and your favorite subjects.
First impressions are still important in the 21st century, but they look a little different. Professional biographies or "professional bios" for short are short blurbs to get your name, accomplishments, and employment history in front of the right people. Unlike a resume, a professional bio allows you to express the values and beliefs that set you apart from others in your industry.