Yum….Biography Stew!! Get ready to learn all about the wonderful world of biographies. Biography • Let’s break it down…… BIO = Life GRAPHY = Writing Therefore….. A Biography is the written story of someone’s life. Just What Is A Biography? The story of someone’s life? A tale of accomplishment? A tale of woe? Or is it a boring list of facts that nobody cares about? A good biography brings the person to life….makes us care about what she or he did with time and opportunity. Who wants to read another boring biography? Who wants to write one? Certainly NOT YOU!! Biography Stew…. What details make up a person’s life? Let’s make our stew to find out! Ingredients Yellow Raisins: Birth Date and Place We come out wrinkled and we see the sun Peanuts: Family Members Some family members can be a bit nutty sometimes. Goldfish: Childhood and School Life Fish gather in schools. Bugles: Hobbies, Interests, Activities Sometimes we blow our own horns. We also do things for fun such as play a musical instrument. Pretzels: Anecdotes (stories) All lives have interesting stories, with twists and turns, just like a pretzel. Chocolate Chips: Career When a person makes lots of money or has good fortune, we say he or she is “in the chips”. Cheerios: Reasons for Fame We cheer a famous person’s success. M&Ms: Later Life/Old Age This stands for More Mature What happened in life as the person became older? Any important events? Dark Raisins: Death We become shriveled and the lights go out. When did your person die or are they still living? Mix it all together and…. VOILA!! YOU HAVE THE STORY OF SOMEONE’S LIFE….YOU HAVE….. A BIOGRAPHY!!!