Lesson 1 (from Chapter I)
The book, "Me: Stories of My Life" by Katharine Hepburn is an autobiography, which is a type of non-fiction. "Me: Stories of My Life" is an example of an autobiography because it describes the life story of its author in detail, in this case the life story of Katharine Hepburn. This lesson discusses the genre of the work, "Me: Stories of My Life".
1) Library Research: Have students research the autobiography genre. What are the characteristics of an autobiography? What is the difference between a biography, a memoir and an autobiography? Why is "Me: Stories of My Life" considered an autobiography and not a memoir or biography? Have students write a short report on what makes "Me: Stories of My Life" An autobiography.
2) Class Discussion: a) What is the author's purpose when writing a biography?
b) What makes people want to read about the...
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