Writing a Personal Profile: A Unit for Journalism and Yearbook


Help your journalism and yearbook students write a captivating, interesting personal profile story! This personal profile story unit provides middle school and high school journalism and yearbook students with instruction and guidance for writing a more comprehensive personal profile.

Teach your students how to write a better personal profile story by starting with the first steps: research and interviewing! From there, this instructional until will help students use the information they gathered to write a top-notch personal profile.

This journalism unit includes:

  • a 39-slide editable presentation for direct instruction
  • personal profile sketch notes to help improve student understanding
  • inverted pyramid graphic organizer specially made for profile stories
  • personal profile story assignment
  • personal profile student proposal form
  • lesson guide

Your students will love the end result of their personal profile once they complete the activities and instruction in this unit. Student journalists will write stronger, more interesting personal profile stories.


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