This biography lap book project is fun way to have your students practice their research skills and learn about famous people at the same time! With just a few materials (listed below) and some resources, your students can make an amazing interactive display that will be fun for them to create! I have included all the printables, along with detailed instructions and pictures. Please check out my preview! You can pick and choose what works best for the age level of your students and the famous people they will be researching. I have also included a speaking listening piece, if you wish to cover those standards as well. This download also comes with a grade sheet and comment section. This project is perfect for anytime of the year! It works well with upper elementary students, although it can be easily adapted to use with younger students.
The sections included are: birthdate, birthplace, photos, childhood/family, adult life, date of death, cause of death, poem about the person, a journal, theme to his/her life, major accomplishments, news section, interesting facts, and admirable qualities.
-2 File Folders per Student
-Glue Bottles and/or Glue Sticks
-Crayons, Markers, and/or Colored Pencils
-One Brad per Student
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.7 and CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.7
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.4 and CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.4
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
*Please Note: The above are just a few speaking/listening and writing standards for grades 3-5. There are many more writing, reading, and social studies standards that can be incorporated within this project depending on who your students research.
Thank you for your interest in the resource! I hope you find it to be a valuable learning experience for your students. ☺ If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. I appreciate your feedback and love to read your comments!
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