BIOGRAPHY - FAMOUS AMERICANS Text Features and Lapbook

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2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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In this biography of famous Americans lapbook unit, students will learn features text features of biographies. You can hang posters for reference and I've provided graphic organizers for different famous Americans.

In this unit:

Snapshot graphic organizers – Lincoln, Washington, Ben Franklin, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King, Jesse Owens, John F. Kennedy, Thomas Edison (and blank graphic organizers)

Poster – Reading Biographies

Poster – Biography Readers

6 Posters – Questions about biographies

Biography text features

Using Prior Knowledge

Character Traits of a famous person

Struggles and Hardships

Cause and Effect

Influenced by others

Mapping Your Story

Using Technology - website resources and iPad apps

Close Reading Checklist

My Reflections

Benjamin Franklin Informational Text

Famous American lapbook directions and templates

Compare and Contrast – Biography and Expository nonfiction

Compare and Contrast – Biography and Fiction

Biography Time Period/My Life

Biography Timeline

Biography mini book

Take a look at my other biography units:

Inventors Biography Study

Biography Interactive Notebook

Women's History Month - Biography Study

Famous Texans

Ruby Bridges Biography and Tolerance Activities

The Underground Railroad and Freedom Quilts


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