1. Topic-
What is an autobiography? The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
2. Content-
Working with autobiographies. Developing English vocabulary words. Concept vocabulary: avan-garde, talent. Vocabulary in context: typical, designed, unique, accomplished, furious and released.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-

Develop interest in autobiographies. Search and explore background knowledge on autobiographies. Point out different features of a autobiography. Understand context vocabulary words to be applied in every day language usage.
4. Objectives-
identify features of a autobiography. Apply knowledge for a simple autobiography. Understand and use vocabulary words in everyday English sentences.
5. Materials and Aids-
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, slideshow
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Students will be asked to give information on what is an autobiography? How do you know? What is the difference between a biography and an autobiography?

B. Development-

students will be asked to write down the points that make up an autobiography. all ideas are then written on the board. make an agreement as to what is a good definition for an autobiography. Students will then be asked to name famous singers, who they know of whom have had autobiographies written. I will then ask if any of the students have heard, read, seen or know of Alice B. Toklas

C. Practice-

vocabulary words will be introduced in simple sentences in order to be able to start identifying vocabulary words within the autobiography and start defining words.

Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

The students will work in groups. Working as a group, gives the student to interact, use and correct vocabulary usage in the classroom.

Checking for understanding-

Students will be given the opportunity to share information.


The student will retrace with the teacher the different points or features of an autobiography and attempt to use the vocabulary words in sentences.
7. Evaluation-
Walking around the classroom and talking to the students, I can work on assessing how they apply their new vocabulary words with the subject of what an autobiography is.

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