Are you looking for a simple, easy to use but flexible nonfiction summary activity with your students? This poster will meet your needs!
I created this project when my students were reading biographies in our basal reader. I wanted something short and simple to assess the knowledge gained from reading the stories. I came up with this one page poster!
Other uses for this poster:
- A simple autobiography! Students could easily fill in the details of their own lives.
- Another idea would be to use it for a fictional character — students could either illustrate events from the story or create events that they think happened before and/or after the story took place.
I purposely left all spaces unlabeled so that you could adapt it to the needs of your students and the skills being assessed. I included a copy of the poster with red descriptions inside of each box to give you ideas of what students could do. In my classroom I would project a blank copy of the poster and write in what I wanted students to do in each box; you could also fill in your own directions on a blank poster and copy that for your students to use as a guide.
Whether your students are studying Martin Luther King, Jr., George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, or another famous (or soon to be famous!) person, this poster is flexible enough to allow your students to individually express their learning visually without taking up a ton of room! :)