Biography

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This comprehensive unit plan includes everything from researching to publishing. With the Common Core’s emphasis on informational text and informative writing, this unit will walk you and your young writers through the entire writing process. The published report template is designed to fit inside an adorable craftivity, which is sure to get your kiddos excited about researching famous people from the past.

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Book Selection:
•Recommended Research Texts and Guided Reading Levels
•Class List

Researching:
•Characteristics of Biographies {Poster}
•Getting Ready to Research: Activating Schema and Asking Questions RI.3.1
•Researching: Asking Questions and Searching For Answers RI.3.1
•Defining Unknown Vocabulary Words R.I.3.4
•Organizing the Text: Using Chapter Titles to Retell RI.3.2
•Understanding the Text: Identifying Cause and Effect R.I. 3.3, RI.3.8
•Researching: Text Features Help Me Gain Meaning RI.3.5, RI.3.7
•Researching: Identifying Important Facts and Fun Facts RI.3.2
•Understanding the Text: Identifying Main Idea & Key Details RI.3.2

Prewriting:
• Fact File: Notes W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.10
•Introduction and Conclusion: Notes W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.10
•Childhood: Notes W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.10
•Early Adult Life: Notes W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.10
•Major Accomplishments: Notes W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.10
•Late Adult Life: Notes W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.10

Drafting:
•How to Write a Paragraph {Poster}
•Introduction: Rough Draft W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.10
•Fact File: Rough Draft W.3.2.B
•Childhood: Rough Draft W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.10
•Early Adult Life: Rough W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.10
•Major Accomplishments: Rough Draft W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.10
•Late Adult Life: Rough Draft W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.10
•Conclusion: Rough Draft W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.10
•Blank Extra Page: Rough Draft
•Photograph: Rough Draft R.I.3.7
•Illustration: Rough Draft R.I.3.7
•World Map: Rough Draft R.I.3.7
•North America Map: Rough Draft R.I.3.7
•Fun Facts: Rough Draft W.3.2.B
•Timeline: Rough Draft R.I.3.7
•Glossary: Rough Draft R.I.3.4, W.3.2.B
•Bibliography: Rough Draft

Editing & Revising:
•Revising: Adding Transitional Words and Phrases W.3.2.C, W.3.5
•Revising: Varying Sentence Structure W.3.5, L.3.1.i
•Revising: Combining Sentences W.3.5, L.3.1.i
•Editing: Carefully Capitalizing Proper Nouns W.3.5
•Editing: Super Spelling W.3.5
•Editing & Revising Checklists W.3.2.C, W.3.5
•Constructive Criticism W.3.5
•Peer Writing Conference W.3.5

Publishing:
•Table of Contents: Final Draft W.3.2, W.3.10
•Introduction: Final Draft W.3.2, W.3.10
•Fact File: Final DraftW.3.2, W.3.10
•Childhood: Final Draft W.3.2, W.3.10
•Early Adult Life: Final Draft W.3.2, W.3.10
•Major Accomplishments: Final Draft W.3.2, W.3.10
•Late Adult Life: Final Draft W.3.2, W.3.10
•Conclusion: Final Draft W.3.2, W.3.10
•Blank Extra Page: Final Draft
•Photograph: Final Draft R.I.3.7
•Illustration: Final Draft R.I.3.7
•World Map: Final Draft R.I.3.7
•North America Map: Final Draft R.I.3.7
•Fun Facts: Final Draft W.3.2.B
•Timeline: Final Draft R.I.3.7
•Glossary: Final Draft R.I.3.4, W.3.2.B
•Bibliography: Final Draft

Craftivity:
•Biography Craftivity
•Examples

Assessment:
•Informative Writing: Biography Report Rubric (Teacher Version)
•Informative Writing: Biography Report Rubric (Student Version)
•Informative Writing: Biography Report Rubric (Student Version: Smile Scale)
•Reading: Informational Text: Common Core Aligned Rubric
•Informative Writing: Common Core Aligned Rubric

Common Core Standards:
•Common Core Standards: Informative Writing: Corresponding CCS for Grades 2-5
•Common Core Standards: Reading: Informational Text-Corresponding CCS for Grades 2-5

Now available bundled with Animal Reports Made Easy: Informational Reading & Writing Unit {CC Aligned}
Informational BUNDLE: Animal Reports & Biography Reports {Common Core Aligned}
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