An autobiography is a great way for your ESL students to practice writing in various tenses. This resource is a fun way to wind down the year by reviewing all that your students have learned throughout the school year – verb tenses, vocabulary, writing mechanics. It is also an excellent way to get to you know your students a lot better! With this resource, you have everything you need! Just print the templates and have students answer the questions. Then they will write their answers in a paragraph form on the paper included. For more advanced students, you can ask them to add more information.
Students can then present then their autobiography to the class. Perhaps even ask students to bring in baby photographs to share with the class!
This autobiography project is broken up into three parts:
1. The Past Tense: My Past…and…Coming to a New Country….
2. The Present Tense: My Life Now
3. The Future Tense: My Future
Depending on the level of your students, you can complete this as one project or three mini projects.
This can also be used as a speaking activity. Students can use the questions to interview one another and even create a presentation for the class.
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