Each child needs guidance as they write an autobiography. Parents must be involved to provide information that children cannot remember. It is also important to provide the children with a sample autobiography they can read before they begin writing. The instructor must work closely with the children to identify and correct any errors in the children's writing. Important materials for the exercise include a notepad, a pen and a few photographs.
- Inform the parents, and request important information
Parents need to know the aim of the lesson and the assignment's requirements. Although children may know their dates of birth, parents need to provide the dates of births of other family members, as well as important events and dates in the child's life. Also request that the parents provide a few photographs of their child to include in the autobiography.
- Ask the children important questions about their lives
Questions about important events in the children's lives help them gather material for the autobiography.
- Write a sample autobiography to guide the children
Write an autobiography about your life in a simple manner for the children to use as a template for their writing. Use age-appropriate words that the children understand and can use comfortably in their autobiographies. Include photographs to supplement the written text, and encourage the children to do the same.
- Provide the children with writing materials
Once the children have information to write about and a sample autobiography to reference, they are ready to begin writing. Provide them with all the necessary paper and writing utensils.