After learning about biographies, I use this homework project to hit upon many standards. The students are reading and comprehending informational text, participating in research, building vocabulary, and developing speaking and listening skills. As an added benefit, it usually inspires many of them to start reading other biographies and encourages self learning. This is one of their favorite assignments of the year and they love to listen to their classmates’ presentations keeping all students engaged. This download includes directions sheet to be sent home, in class chart to hold all students accountable during presentations, and explanation for the teacher.