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Biography Assignment Documentation

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This is the page where you will find information that pertains to your Electronic Magazine Project. Whenever I post something on my blog that relates to this assignment, I will also post it here.


Grammar Matters!

  • Grammar Bytes: This is a fun website designed to help you become better at using grammar correctly!


  • Bio Guidelines: This is the document that gives an overview of the assignment and has the scoring rubric. Become one with this doc!!!
  • Biography Example: This is a nice example of a biography written by a UMA student two years ago.
  • Rough Draft Guidelines: Look at this when using your notes to write your rough draft.
  • biography.com: A link to a site that might have information on the person you are researching for your biography.
  • Encyclopedia of World Biographies: A link to another site that may help you with your biography assignment.
  • ENCYCLOpedia.com: A link to a pretty decent all-purpose online encyclopedia that may also have information for your biography assignment.
  • The Famous People: Check it out!

Short Story

  • Short Story: This is the document that gives you an overview and rubric of the Short Story assignment.
  • Rules for Punctuating Dialogue: You need to use this document when you are working on your short story!!!

Magazine Articles

  • Magazine Article Guidelines:  This is the document that explains the Magazine Article assignment and includes a scoring rubric. You need to read, understand and use the rubric! Below are a couple of examples of the Magazine Article assignment.  Below are a couple of examples of the Magazine Article assignment.
  • Guiding Questions:  This is the document you completed that contains the questions that you will research for the mag art assignment.
  • Making Notes: This is the document that you need to refer to when you are making notes for your magazine articles.
  • Rough Draft Guidelines:  This is the document you should refer to when you start working on your rough draft as it will help you craft paragraphs from your notes.
  • Introductory Paragraphs This is the document that you want to refer to when crafting the introduction to your magazine articles.
  • Concluding Paragraphs This is the document that you want to refer to when writing the concluding paragraph for your magazine articles.
  • Transitional Sentences: This is the document that explains what transitional sentences are; make sure to use this page when revising your Mag Art!

Readers’ Response


  • EasyBib: You need to use this link whenever you cite sources for you magazine articles.


  • Elm4YouThis is a link to various databases; these are great places to locate valid, accurate information without wasting your time Google searching! Some one you really need to check out are here:
    • Kids InfoBits: EXCELLENT database with info written at kid level; check it out, baby!!
    • InfoTrac Student Edition: A great database as well, but the content will be more challenging than that found in Kids InfoBits.
    • Britannica Middle School This is a great online encyclopedia written at the middle school level.
    • Britannica High School This is a great online encyclopedia written at the high school level.
    • Britannica Library Encyclopedia content for all ages plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, quotations, and primary sources.


  • Weebly Student Log In: Use this link to access your Weebly site. Please change your password, and keep track of your username and password!
  • Weebly Example:  This is an example of a Weebly website that I am working on. As you can see, I am none-too-talented with this Weebly thing, but at least this gives you an idea of what the basics of your site should include. This will change as the year moves forward.
  • Weebly Ads: You need to create 2 ads for your Weebly website for each of the remaining quarters, and this is the document you need to refer to when creating your ads
    • Bannersnack: This is a site where you can create your ads! You will need to create an account (you can set it up with your UMA Google accounts)
  • Weebly Home Page: This is the document that you need to refer to when building your Weebly Home Page.
  • 2017-18 Weebly E-Mag Page: This is the document you need to use when building your Weebly E-Mag page. This document is fluid; it will change over time and I will add more and more to it!


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