This Common Core based project has everything you need to get your students writing a well-crafted biography report, as well as have a fun, attractive, researched based display at the end!
Your students will first go through the complete writing process, with a great deal of scaffolding found in the form of Prewriting Graphic Organizers. Students will write their rough draft, then piece it all together to write a final draft.
After, the students will then create a "hanger person", using an actual hanger, in the likeness of the biographical subject.
Both the Biography and the Hanger Person have rubrics. The Biography has a writing checklist, as well as all the Common Core standards for grades 3 - 6.
Everything is suitable to run off and give to the students, with no need to cut and paste or make alterations. The standards are even ready to go on the board!
This project pack includes:
* Information Gathering Organizer
* Introduction Organizer
* Conclusion Organizer
* Body Paragraph Organizer
* Final Draft Paper
* Checklist for Biography Writing
* Rubric for Biography Writing
* Rubric for Hanger Person
I do like your ideas for this assignment. I needed to change the rubrics to fit our district's scale. I do think it is overpriced what this includes.
January 15, 2013
Another fantastic product from Teaching in Room 6. I am excited to use it with my fifth graders. We are just beginning our study of the 13 colonies, and I eagerly await introducing this project. Thank you!
January 13, 2013
I can't wait to do this!
January 10, 2013
January 7, 2013
The student projects turned out great!
January 4, 2013
Saw this on Pinterest and had to get it. Very cute.
I am interested in your Biography Hanger Report, but when I downloaded the preview to preview-LOL I noticed the CCS document was for 5th grade. Your product description indicates it is also appropriate for 3rd grade. Does your resource include a 3rd grade CCS document as well? Thanks in advance for your response. Oh, I should also ask, "Are the directions too advanced for a typical third grader to follow independently?" I can't really see the directions clearly on the preview--too fuzzy.
It includes a 3rd grade page, just like the 5th grade page. I think the directions are clear enough for 3rd graders to use, though, truth be told, I would not assign this as completely independent work for any grade. I think the end products will come out better if there is some guided instruction with it.
I have been a classroom teacher for 15 years, teaching grades 2 through 5. I have spent most of my years in the upper grades, and consider that my expertise. I am Nationally Board Certified, a master teacher, and have my Masters in Education.