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Biography Activities | Task Cards & Choice Boards for Any Book

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Dozens of biography activities come in two formats: task cards or choice boards. Each focuses on one informational text standard, as well as a higher order thinking skill (applying, analyzing, evaluating, or creating).

They can be used with any biography: picture or chapter book, read-aloud or independently. You may pick and choose, ask students to specific tasks, or allow them to choose their own activities using the tic-tac-toe menus.

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All materials come in two versions: with and without Common Core State Standards listed.

  • 40 task cards
  • Traditional choice board (2 pages)
  • Crafty choice boards (2 pages)
  • Support material
  • Student contracts and assessment

Nonfiction Skills:

  • Answering questions
  • Determining main idea
  • Summarizing
  • Explaining events
  • Understanding domain-specific words
  • Describing text structure
  • Examining perspective
  • Interpreting media
  • Examining evidence
  • Integrating information

Levels of Bloom's Taxonomy:

  • Applying
  • Analyzing
  • Evaluating
  • Creating

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Total Pages
50 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.


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