This product is a great cross curricular approach to Social Studies (historical figures) and ELA! Use it after discussions about Author's Purpose, character traits, American figures, non-fiction literature, ideas, and/or organization.
It includes a choice board for writing topics (persuasive, informational, entertainment), a rubric for grading, prewriting/illustration sheet, and paper for the final draft. Works in conjunction with Common Core Standards! Enjoy & happy teaching!