Biographies – A Doorway into the Lives of Others

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Want your students to tell you about their interests while also writing multiple paragraphs in French?

A biography is the perfect way to do that!

What you need to do is set up the assignment so that students only have to research and organize the information.

Here are the details needed for a biography assignment:

  1. Name of the person
  2. Date of birth and current age
  3. Where they live
  4. Where they were born
  5. What school did they go to (high school and higher education)
  6. Are they married?
  7. Do they have children?
  8. What are they known for?
  9. Extra details about what they are known for

What if students don’t know who to pick? Give them these options:

  1. Your favourite athlete
  2. Your favourite musician
  3. Your favourite youtuber
  4. Your favourite actor
  5. One of your family members that you really look up to

If you have students write about each of these topics, you have enough information for a basic biography.

If you would like the students to also practice their speaking, you can have them present this to you or in front of the class!

Students will enjoy talking about their favourite people!

Interested in a Biography Project for your students? Click here

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