This worksheet guides students through learning about famous people whose early efforts failed. Students use graphic organizers to take notes on mini-biographies. They are then prompted to use one or more of the celebrities as a role model for reaching their own goals. The worksheet can be done as seatwork using the last page or as a walk-around activity using my accompanying poster packet:
This packet is designed as a behavior intervention activity for students with discipline or motivation issues. It has all the benefits of busy work--ease of assigning for the teacher and taking a lot of a student's time--with none of the drawbacks--teaching a student not a darn thing.