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Writing a Biography

Second Grade Composition Activities: Writing a Biography

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An old magazine sparks a mountain of make-believe when kids cut out pictures of people and make up stories about who they are. This activity sharpens kids' imaginations and introduces them to character development. How creative can their biographies be?

What You Need:

  • Old magazines
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Marker

What You Do:

  1. Have your child page through magazines and cut out pictures of people. Encourage her to choose pictures of strangers instead of celebrities who she already knows.
  2. Paste each cut-out on a piece of paper with a glue stick.
  3. Have her give the cut-out person a name and write it down on the paper.
  4. Encourage her to come up with some more make-believe information about this person. What's his job? Where does he live? What does he like to do? Does he have a pet? Encourage her to be creative, the sillier the better! Have her write the info on the paper.
  5. When the paper’s full, go on to the next cut-out person. How many silly biographies can she come up with?

For added fun, have her come up with a story featuring her new characters!

Updated on Apr 8, 2013
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