How Kids Can Learn how to Write a Biography

 

How To Write A Short Professional Bio PERSONAL Bio Example

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How to Write a Biography: for kids!

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A biography is a piece of writing that tells the true story of another person’s life. In this lesson, we will learn how to write a biography using facts about a famous person. We help you learn how to write a biography for kids. Writing a biography for kids can be quite a challenging job especially since the kid’s life in question is usually very short and therefore you have to find as much information as you can to make the biography a comprehensive one. Familiarize your informants, especially the children, with the purpose of creating the biography.

This courtesy will give guidelines to the project and put shy children at ease. Collect the basic facts of name, parents, date of birth, place of birth, gender, and. 1. Note taking Research. Read books, magazines and use Internet research. Don’t just use one source.

Select a direction for you biography. It should point out your main points, re-name the person you’re writing about, but it should not repeat specific examples. As always, proofreadyour paper and check for errors. Create a bibliographyand title page according to your teacher’s instructions.

Consult a style guide for proper documentation. You can mention things like where you went to school and where you have been published. This is not a time to brag or list every award you won since grade two. Pick the ones that are relevant and recent. For example: Mary Jones, a graduate of _, had been published in_ and _

Select a person you are interested in. Find out the basic facts of the person’s life. Start with the encyclopedia and almanac.

Think about what else you would like to know about the person, and what parts of the life you want to write most about. There are many reasons you may write a bio. You might use a bio on your resume, company website, portfolio or job application.

A bio should quickly explain your most important accomplishments, traits and qualifications. Bios are written in. Ask the subject for permission to write the biography. Before you dive into your research, make sure you get the okay from the subject to write their biography. Ask them if they are willing to be the subject.

Getting their permission will make writing the biography much easier and ensure they are open with information about their life. Your website bio doesn’t need to be complicated, it just needs context on who you are and what you’ve done. This is an open, larger space, so you have room to list a few accomplishments and give context on why they’re important.

You can also add a short paragraph about who you are outside of your nine-to-five.

List of related literature:

Lastly she shares five easy activities parents can do to encourage reading and writing with their youngsters.

“Language Arts: Process, Product, and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms, Sixth Edition” by Pamela J. Farris, Donna E. Werderich
from Language Arts: Process, Product, and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms, Sixth Edition
by Pamela J. Farris, Donna E. Werderich
Waveland Press, 2019

At the age of 5, when they were able to read, they read Jules Verne’s book by themselves, weekly, in little bits, choosing paragraphs to share with their classmates and writing on their notebooks a few words and ideas to be shared.

“International Handbook of Early Childhood Education” by Marilyn Fleer, Bert van Oers
from International Handbook of Early Childhood Education
by Marilyn Fleer, Bert van Oers
Springer Netherlands, 2017

His father’s diary noted that when his son attended Miss Rockwell’s school at the age of six, he read the Testament, Noah Webster’s Spelling Book, a primer called Juvenile Instructor, and Peter Parley’s Tales.

“A Clearing In The Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century” by Witold Rybczynski
from A Clearing In The Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century
by Witold Rybczynski
Scribner, 2013

Books and Activities Kids Want to Share with Their Parents and Teachers, Dennis Denenberg and Lorraine Roscoe (Scarecrow Press, 1994)—Full of ideas for parents who want to help children learn about great heroes.

“The Educated Child: A Parents Guide From Preschool Through Eighth Grade” by Chester E. Finn, Jr., John T. E. Cribb, Jr., William J. Bennett
from The Educated Child: A Parents Guide From Preschool Through Eighth Grade
by Chester E. Finn, Jr., John T. E. Cribb, Jr., William J. Bennett
Free Press, 1999

Through years of interviews with parents, and my experiences attempting to guide my own children through school, it has become apparent that first we must start with our own biographies.

“Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture” by Kirsten Olson
from Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture
by Kirsten Olson
Teachers College Press, 2009

When the stories and activities in this book and its companion teacher’s guide are followed carefully as children progress from kindergarten through the primary grades, roughly ages five through twelve years, they provide a complete program of study in the important concepts and topics of ecology and natural history.

“Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children” by Michael J. Caduto, Joseph Bruchac, Ka-Hon-Hes, Carol Wood
from Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children
by Michael J. Caduto, Joseph Bruchac, et. al.
Fulcrum Publ., 1997
from about the age of fifteen, she became an autodidact, reading essays, history, biography, travel and adventure, poetry, novels.

“Sparks of Genius: The 13 Thinking Tools of the World's Most Creative People” by Robert Root-Bernstein, Michèle Root-Bernstein
from Sparks of Genius: The 13 Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People
by Robert Root-Bernstein, Michèle Root-Bernstein
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013

You could also offer writing opportunities connected to their life experiences, as one teacher Carol did when she found out that Cole, a five year old who struggled with literacy, regularly went hunting, fishing and ferreting with his father.

“A Broad and Balanced Curriculum in Primary Schools: Educating the Whole Child” by Susan Ogier
from A Broad and Balanced Curriculum in Primary Schools: Educating the Whole Child
by Susan Ogier
SAGE Publications, 2019

Many autobiographies are written for children as well.

“Children's Literature” by Barbara Stoodt
from Children’s Literature
by Barbara Stoodt
Macmillan Education Australia, 1996

Children are given a mix of topics at primary, a cursory run through Henry VIII and Hitler at secondary and many give up the subject at 14, without knowing how the vivid episodes of our past become a connected narrative.

“Consuming History: Historians and Heritage in Contemporary Popular Culture” by Jerome de Groot
from Consuming History: Historians and Heritage in Contemporary Popular Culture
by Jerome de Groot
Taylor & Francis, 2016

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  • This is GREAT. I seriously needed this. Writing a bio is surprisingly haaaaard. I use a similar formula for brand videos and never thought to apply it to my bio. This really helps.

  • hello everyone im on my mom computer doing online school plus yall right the music is kinda like sad music and really hard to focus

  • This was something I struggled with for a while. When I started RVersity I learned this was way easier when you are doing something you love (or know who you are / what you are talking about) Gotta know your audience!

  • I need to write a Biography to get into an International School. I need to talk about my experiences and alot of other things. Any tips.. Please?

  • Excellent video! As an elementary librarian, this is the perfect length and is very clear. I also like that it addresses citations.:)

  • Being asked for my bio is not something that occurs regularly, but just enough to struggle writing one when asked. As such, I found this video really helpful.

  • I’ve struggled with my bio for sure! Particularly with the very short one, you know, the one that’s 1-2 sentences long. Thank you for all the steps to make the bio shine. And I loved your personal example!

  • Great video, Heather. It’s so important to have a quick and insightful bio. As I mentioned, “Telling a Story” is so interesting and so relevant. Great job!

  • Hi Heather, I enjoyed the video and clicked the link for the FREE resume template but it led me to a page to buy something. I may buy something in the future but was disappointed that there was not a free template. Can you help me with this?

  • Great Job Professor!

    I was really searching this topic for all my social media platforms. Specially, as now I want to build a YouTube channel to provide free full course lecture videos on topics that I teach in the university classes.

    But I still have a frustration. That is I have a COMBINED experience of (1) working in the corporate world for 15 years and then (2) turned into an academician teaching graduate students for 5+ years now. The frustration is to combine my experience from both the corporate world and academic arena in my short professional bio.

    Further more, my target audience are also of two streams (1) the graduate students in colleges and universities who cal leverage their detail understanding from my videos; and as well as (2) the corporate professionals who can learn modern skills and techniques (from my same videos) to enhance their performances and succeed in their career.

    Combining these “TWO (types of experience) + TWO (types of audiences) + TWO (types of benefits)” streams are seeming a nightmare to me. Because I will have a single channel and a single website to package and deliver these videos and maybe other related services for mostly FREE as a form of Contributing Back to The Society.

    Will highly appreciate your advise.

    Thanks in advance.

  • I asked to rewrite my friend’s paper to avoid plagiarism but leave the idea. Don’t know how they managed to do that, but myeasypaper.com appeared to be totally plagiarism-free. Unbelievable.

  • I have searched and watched (never could finish) videos in regards to how to do the bio. You helped me very much the rest is up to me. def subscribing & Not to be lazy do you have any info. On Bios for instagram? Maybe this video I could use the same info. But I’m told you can get a fancy don’t need to know how to target my audience in all social media places. Thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction��

  • Hey guys! A short professional bio is a key ingredient to any personal brand. Comment down below with what you biggest question or frustration is when it comes to building a personal brand.

  • Namaste Heather, Great knowledge share. Thanks!!
    For BD meeting,
    I prefer to start with authority statement and then key achievements and skill set. After that I give one or two statements on use of my skill set on the given assignment. Then start further discussions. Would like to know your thoughts.

    Would be more interested to know tips on “brief introduction” during Corporate meetings.

  • Oooo, I’m branching out into podcasts and so therefore having a short professional bio is a great thing to have, I’ll wager! So I’m happy you put this vid out! Thanks!

  • Summary: 4 rules.
    1. ( 1:23) Identify your audience.
    2. ( 1:55) Start with the powerful first sentence.
    3. ( 2:29) Tell a compelling story.
    4. ( 2:39) Include a call to action.
    And now my rant:
    Holy moly, you took them 4 sentences and made 272 seconds worth of “content” out of them. Probably the same amount of time required to produce it. Moments of my youth that shall be gone for ever. And for what? Because you wanted to make more ca$h on your video, by extending it’s length. Talk about selfish.
    Either way, good job, Professor, don’t take it too personally it’s the internet, we have mean people over here.

  • Heather, thanks for posting this video. I am about to start a career in Real Estate. The information offered here will be extremely helpful in writing a my bio!

  • Thank you for this very practical advice! So important to be professional yet personable on social media and I think you really helped with that!

  • Thank you very much Heather I am 12 and I got a homework on bio and your idea made me got 100 %thanks hope more people will support you ✌️��

  • Thank you so much for your advice maam, you did great job of this tips. Great video, and I will work with my bio soon in my Instagram, and Facebook. God bless

  • One of my biggest struggles is being nonchalant whenever I talk about my past. And I’m required to write a short autobiography, and I don’t really know how to keep it lighthearted.

  • Heather in the Jobs/Career section on LinkedIn, I am not sure what I should list under “What job titles are you considering?”
    and “Which industries do you prefer?” I am concerned that I will limit possibilities if I am too specific. What do you suggest?

  • What if you dont do much with your life but you’ve got to write a bio��. How do we impress people without lying�� cause you’ve got a lot going for you but when I look at my life… let’s just say we may have one sentence. Which would be my name����

  • Super helpful career advice! Can’t say what my biggest frustration is other then maybe not spending as much time on this as I should!!

  • Super helpful. It is so true looking for a job has changes so much over my life time. And a short professional bio is one of the changes, for sure!!! Thanks for your advice.

  • Another awesome video Heather! Knowing how to write a short professional bio is a must these days, whether you’re in a career or a business owner. Thanks for sharing!