All About Me

Lesson Overview

Students will create an All About Me booklet to share important facts about themselves.

Get Started

  • Head to Pressto to make a copy of the Pressto assignment, adapt it as needed, and assign it to your students.
  • Print a copy of the Description graphic organizer for each student.

Tips for using this assignment with your students:

  • Introduce the topic and review the important parts of the Description writing plan using the graphic organizer.
  • As a class, create a meaningful list of questions your students actually want to learn about each other! Here are some ideas for questions - “What is your favorite hobby?” or “Who are the people you most like to spend time with?”
  • Focus on the writing process:
       -  Planning: Demonstrate the planning process for your students by filling out a graphic organizer about YOU and sharing with your students. Then, allow time for students to complete their graphic organizers with important ideas about themselves. Guide them to select the ideas they think are most important or interesting. Build in time for students to share their ideas with a partner so they can refine their ideas and add new ones inspired by their partner’s!

        - Drafting: It’s time for students to write! As students write, encourage them to include signal words and important words. This is a good time to encourage creativity, such as uploading photos or drawings of themselves.

       - Revising and Editing: Leaving feedback for students as comments can help guide them towards areas they need to revise or edit in their writing.  Here are some ideas for feedback:Revising and Editing: Leaving feedback for students as comments can help guide them towards areas they need to revise or edit in their writing.  Here are some ideas for feedback:

                - I really like your use of the words cold and creamy. They help your reader know WHY you like ice cream best!
                - Your list of favorite activities is great. I can see that you like team sports. Try to tell your reader what makes playing a team sport fun or special.

          - Publishing: Have students share their published writing with their original partners, or with partners they don’t know well! Or, print students’ zines and do a gallery walk, giving all students a chance to read about each other!

Writing Instruction Routines

For more tips to guide students before, during, and after writing, take a look at the Writing Instruction Routines page.

Common Core Anchor Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.5: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.