Biography Informational Text Research Project: Grades 3- 6: CCSS Aligned

Biography Informational Text Research Project: Grades 3-  6: CCSS Aligned
Biography Informational Text Research Project: Grades 3-  6: CCSS Aligned
Biography Informational Text Research Project: Grades 3-  6: CCSS Aligned
Biography Informational Text Research Project: Grades 3-  6: CCSS Aligned
Biography Informational Text Research Project: Grades 3-  6: CCSS Aligned
Biography Informational Text Research Project: Grades 3-  6: CCSS Aligned
Biography Informational Text Research Project: Grades 3-  6: CCSS Aligned
Biography Informational Text Research Project: Grades 3-  6: CCSS Aligned
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Here is everything you need to engage your students with Informational Text (non-fiction) Standards. This INTEGRATED Biography Reading and Research Project fosters CLOSE READING, CRITICAL THINKING, ANALYSIS, WRITING, and SPEAKING. The project is individualized and self-directed with lots of instructional tools and ways to model for maximum learning. Students will learn how to read and take notes without copying right from the text. Printable graphic organizers help students UNDERSTAND TEXT FEATURES AND TEXT STRUCTURES associated with the biography genre and adds to accountability. It takes students through the process of research using more than one source and gives them opportunities to COMPARE and ORGANIZE THEIR FINDINGS. Students also delve into CHARACTER TRAITS and the SPECIFIC VOCABULARY found in reading biographies and researching a famous person. Students then use their knowledge to create a TIME LINE and ORAL PRESENTATION (Living Museum Style) project as culminating activities to CELEBRATE their accomplishment. Comparing Pocahontas biographies are used as examples to help you when using the graphic organizers and other materials

The resource includes several choices to DIFFERENTIATE INSTRUCTION. Please take a look at the PREVIEW to see the TABLE OF CONTENTS and the list below for more details on what this resource contains and the COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS it covers.

Many of the printables come with a choice of COLOR or BLACK and WHITE.

Great for BLACK HISTORY MONTH or PRESIDENT'S DAY!

I have used this Unit of Study for years and found that my students have a LOT OF FUN LEARNING!

THIS FILE INCLUDES….

LESSON PLANS AND TEACHER TIPS

This Unit of Study is designed for about a month or more of instruction that includes, reading, researching, writing, and speaking, but can easily be shortened to meet your needs.

Lesson plans include how to connect students with a book at their level and a person they would be interested in researching.

Students will focus on the person’s early life, Important events, influences (cause and effect), character analysis (character traits with text evidence), goals and challenges, accomplishments, specific vocabulary, and key words.

Students will learn to draw conclusions and make inferences such as the time period their famous person lived in.

Students will also learn to compare text structures as well as integrate and compare text sources.

Students will have opportunities to write about their own opinions and make connections.

INSTRUCTIONAL AIDS

20 Essential Question Posters with a Famous Person (1 to a page) in color

The same 20 Essential Question Posters (1 to a page) in black & white

22 Skill Definition Mini Posters for Reading, Writing, and Speaking (2 to a page) many with colored pictures. Can also be printed in black & white (gray tones).

8 TEXT FEATURE posters in color or printed in gray tones. Use for WORD WALL

7 Biography Specific Vocabulary Definition Mini Posters (3 to a page) with definition only. Use for WORD WALL

1 blank (3 to a page) mini poster for teacher use

1 page of suggested kid friendly Biography Websites (just click)

1 page of suggested Biography Series in 3 levels

READING AND RESEARCH

(All graphic organizers have detailed instructions which help teachers as well as students.)

Letters to Parents about project (English and Spanish versions)

Invitation to Parents to come to Living Museum Presentation (English and Spanish versions)

Teacher Organizer - List of Students and the Famous Person they will research.

4 BEFORE Reading and Research Graphic Organizers

12 DURING Reading and Research Graphic Organizers

7 AFTER Reading and Research Graphic Organizers

2 Lists of possible Biography Character Traits

2 Character Trait Graphic Organizers to go with the Traits list

3 Key Word Vocabulary Graphic Organizers

TIME LINE NOTES and CONSTRUCTION

2 pages for Time Line Note-Taking

2 Time Line Graphic Organizers (1 horizontal line and 1 vertical)

2 pages with 8 different directions to make a Creative Time Line without an organizer

Directions and Grading RUBRIC for the Time Line

PRESENTATION: (Living Museum) BIOGRAPHY SPEECH

2 pages of sample student pictures for costume ideas with a couple of websites

1 color poster “SPEAKING GUIDELINES FOR PRESENTATION)

Same poster as above in black & white

1 Prop (Visual Aid) Planning Graphic Organizer

Directions and Grading RUBRIC for Presentation

1 Student Direction Sheet for Writing their Speech ( See Teacher Tips for a website that helps students write a biography speech)

2 pages of a sample speech - task card style (I model with Pocahontas books and research)

CONTACT INFORMATION

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If you have any question or concerns about this product please email me at chrystisclass@aol.com.

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Download the preview to see the full list of skills included and some sample pages.

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146 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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