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Biography Lapbook to Research Any Person - CCSS 1.W.7, 2.W.7, 3.W.7

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Update: a rubric to evaluate your students on their project

This packet is a fun way for kids to research and show what they have learned about a person they have researched. It is a creative way to meet the writing standards for research for all of the elementary grades. Of course, speaking and listening will also be covered if you have the kids present their lapbooks.

Click here to get some ideas for biography presentations

Included in this pack are:

*instructions on how I led my students through the research project
*pictures of a completed lapbook
*2 different cover pages for the foldable
*foldable for a timeline of the life of the person being researched
*foldable for facts about the person being researched
*foldable for vocabulary that has to do with the person being researched
*foldable for character traits of the person being researched
*Venn diagram foldable for kids to compare/contrast themselves with the person being researched
*a variety of foldables that can be used for various other parts of the project
*2 each of timeline note page, fact note page, character traits note page, and vocabulary note page
*mini-dictionary of 46 words and definitions of various character traits that help make people famous
*rubric

I used this in my classroom for the first time this year and it is going great and the kids are having a blast.

Download the preview to see the pictures of the lapbook and of us working on them in our classroom.

Thanks!
Hilary
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On  January 6, 2014Hilary Lewis answered:
Wow! Thank you so much for your kind comment...I am so humbled and thrilled for the opportunity to be able to make a difference for future teachers. I would love to know how it goes! Thank you!
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