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					                       Vocabulary Web Example: Autobiography

                                                                                                Synonyms:
                                                                                              Memoirs
                                                                                              Life story
                                                                                              Life history




Source (sentence where you saw
   Source (sentence where you saw                                          Definition:
    word):
thethe word):                                                              1.     The biography of a person written by
                                                                                  that person. (American Heritage
                                                                                  Dictionary, 3rd ed.)
“Autobiographia Literaria means literary                                   2.     the biography of a person narrated by
autobiography, the story of a writer’s life.”                                     himself. (Merriam-Webster Collegiate
Koch, Talking to the Sun: An Illustrated                                          Dictionary, 10th ed.)
Anthology of Poems for Young People.



                                                                                            Antonyms:
                                                                                            Biography, epitaph




                                                         WORD:                                     Part of speech:
                                                      Autobiography                                Noun




  Example:                                                                         Analysis
  Some day when I am famous, I will take
  my diary entries and write my
  autobiography.




                                                                                                                     Stems:
                                                   Word Families:                                                -     auto
                                                                                                                 -     bio
                                            biography, biology,
                                                                                                                 -     graphy
                                            photography, automobile,
                                            autograph, graphic,
                                            graphology, automatic,
                                            biodiversity


                                                                                      Origin:
                                                                                Greek (autos, bios)
                                                                                Latin (graphia)



                  From Autobiographies, a language arts unit for high ability learners in grades 5-6.

                                                  Center for Gifted Education
                                                The College of William and Mary