How to ... Report on an Author

Biography Chart

Have you ever felt lost when asked to report on an author? Try the biography chart below. Fill it in and then practice composing simple and short sentences.

The biography chart is a didactic aid. It may be used as a compensatory measure for students with dyslexia and as material for study by anyone else.

Sentences are not provided because by following the biographic facts and the inputs about the literary production, students can easily make simple sentences, then paragraphs and finally a text.

The biography chart is composed of two columns.

The column on the left contains headings for the data to provide. The column on the right presents data about the writer.

The biography chart is also divided into two parts:

- the biographical part (Essential biographic info)

- the part revolving around the writer's literary production (Literary production).

In the pages of this site you can find a collection of materials for study and didactic aids, available for free and downloadable. Feel free to use them. 

My students keep the biography chart in their notebook. They use it whenever they have to collect information on an author or to report on him/her. They find it useful and easy to use. If you need an example, you can find it here.

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