Biographies are fun to introduce with short biography poems! Students may not always know which famous or infamous person they should choose to write about in a biography report.
Biographies tell stories about real people of the past and present who have made an impression in our world. This collection of very short biography poems provides a fun little sneak peek into some often chosen biography subjects.
Biographies are usually under the solid heading of non-fiction expository text. But I happen to think expository text and poetry can play quite nicely together.
Biography poems are included for these famous folks:
Alexander Graham Bell
Leonardo da Vinci
Queen Elizabeth I
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Chief Sitting Bull
Vincent Van Gogh
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Orville and Wilbur Wright (The Wright Brothers)
Let the power of poetry help you teach (biographies) smarter, not harder!
Lorrie L. Birchall