Biography - Basic Characteristics or Elements Required for a Biography

  1. Describe and discuss the life of a real person
  2. Information is based on fact
  3. Incidents, dialogue, and people are accurate and from a reliable source using first person accounts when available
  4. The person's life story is told with respect to other people and events of the time in which they lived
  5. Develops an understanding of the places, times, events, and other people when the person lived
  6. Tells the story in a style and tone that the reader/listener can relate to the person and believe in their humanness

 

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