Biography Project 6 Week Biography File Folder Report and Website Collection Use

Mrs Renz Class
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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  • Internet Activities
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Students will love working on their biography research reports when they "become " the famous biography person! During your 6-week biography unit, students will read a novel about a famous person, conduct biography research (using your sources and with access to my web site link collection), draw a sketch, create a timeline, write an important poem, then assemble their file folder report. Finally, dressed as their person, students will give a speech at the culmination event - a biography wax museum. This is the perfect independent biography project for classroom or distance learning.

>> View the 19-page preview to see some of the unit pages! <<

Internet Website Link Collection Included:

I created a website collection of 125+ web pages of famous men and women designed especially for this project to help keep students in a more protected Internet environment using my web links. See my biography unit website links HERE. The password is included in your purchase.

MS Word Editable, PDF and PowerPoint Google Drive Ready Formats Included: There are 208 pages of materials included in this ready to use complete unit.

DIGITAL-Ready PowerPoints:

You may upload the special PowerPoint versions to your Google Drive™ and save as Google Slides™ through Google Classroom™. Pre-placed shaded text boxes are ready for students to type into.

  • All teacher directions
  • Student directions, note taking sheets, rough draft copy with space for editing, timeline rough draft and final copy slides, important poem rough draft and final copy pages, bibliography rough draft pages
  • Final copy slide options in 9 different colors. Giving students CHOICE motivates them to get to the final copy stage and complete their project
  • The link and password to my special biography web pages with 125 biography people built just to help keep student sater on the Internet while doing research.

PRINT VERSION - What's Included:

  • Teacher Directions Packet - with detailed ideas, lesson plans, weekly pacing guide, famous person sign up sheets, biography scoring rubric, speech scoring rubric, parent invitations, CCSS correlations and more
  • All Student Handouts
  • Table of Contents
  • Student Materials Packet Cover
  • Detailed Directions for Students
  • Biography Note Taking Paper
  • Rough Draft Writing Paper
  • Final Copy Report Paper with Lines & Without
  • Bibliography Format Examples
  • Autobiography & Biography Genre Posters
  • Drawing and Math Lesson to Accompany the Character Sketch
  • Character Sketch Final Copy Paper
  • Important Poem Rough Draft
  • Biography Timeline Rough Draft
  • Scoring Guide for Speaking
  • Scoring Guide for Report
  • Alternate Report Scoring Guide
  • Speech Sign-Up Schedule – 5 day format & 3 days AM/PM format
  • Famous Person Sign Up Sheets
  • Teacher Notes & Hints
  • Teacher Notes Pacing Guide
  • Optional Biography Museum Speaking Task Parent Letter
  • Optional Biography Museum Speaking Task Name tags
  • Common Core Reading, Writing & Speaking Correlations Gr.3-5
  • Student Character Sketch Examples
  • Student Timeline Examples
  • Student Important Poem Examples
  • Website Link and Password - for access to my Online Biography Project Collection with web links for each person You are not buying this! I am allowing you to use the links with your students. :)


Aldrin, Buzz

Allen, Paul

Ali, Muhammad

Armstrong, Neil

Bell, Alexander Graham

Boone, Daniel

Braille, Louis

Carver, George Washington

Chavez, Cesar

Chief Joseph

Clark, William

Clemens, Samuel (Mark Twain)

Columbus, Christopher

Cousteau, Jacques

Crockett, David

Dahl, Roald

Darwin, Charles

Disney, Walt

Douglass, Frederick

Drew, Dr. Charles

Edison, Thomas

Einstein, Albert

Fibonacci, Leonardo Pisano

Ford, Henry

Franklin, Benjamin

Galilei, Galileo

Garibaldi, Giuseppe

Gates, Bill

Glenn, John

Grant, Ulysses S.

Greenberg, Hank

Hale, Nathan

Hawkins, Waterhouse

Henry, Patrick

Henson, Jim

Henson, Matthew

Houdini, Harry

Hubble, Edwin

Hughes, Langston

Jefferson, Thomas

Jobs, Steve

Kennedy, John F.

King, Jr., Martin Luther

Khan, Genghis

Lennon, John

Lewis, Meriwether

Lincoln, Abraham

Lindbergh, Charles

Magellan, Ferdinand

Mandela, Nelson

Marion, Francis

Marshall, Thurgood

Mayo Brothers

McCartney, Paul

McLoughlin, Dr. John

Morgan, Garrett A.

Newton, Sir Isaac

Owens, Jesse

Pascal, Blaise

Pasteur, Louis

Powell, Colin

Presley, Elis

Revere, Paul

Robinson, Jackie

Roosevelt, Franklin D.

Roosevelt, Theodore "Teddy"

Ruth, Babe

Shackleton, Ernest

Shakespeare, William

Spielberg, Steven

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Verdi, Giuseppe

Washington, George

Wright, Orville & Wilbur Wright


Addams, Jane

Angelou, Maya

Anthony, Susan B.

Barton, Clara

Blackwell, Elizabeth

Bridges, Ruby

Carson, Rachel

Clark, Eugenie

Cleary, Beverly


Curie, Marie

Dickinson, Emily

Earhart, Amelia

Earle, Sylvia

Frank, Anne

Goodall, Jane

Jemison, Mae

Joan of Arc

Keller, Helen

Madison, Dolley

Mary Queen of Scots

McAuliffe, Christa

Mother Teresa

Nightingale, Florence

O’Connor, Sandra Day

O'Keeffe, Georgia

Oakley, Annie

Pankhurst, Emmeline

Parks, Rosa


Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Victoria

Ride, Sally

Roosevelt, Eleanor

Ross, Betsy

Rowling, J.K.


Spencer, Ann

Spencer, Diana (Princess Diana)

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Sullivan, Anne

Thatcher, Margaret

Truth, Sojourner

Tubman, Harriet

Washington, Martha

Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Winfrey, Oprah

Yousafzai, Malala

Enjoy and have FUN with this

Web link use - I AM NOT SELLING the web link collection. As a courtesy, I am allowing you to access to my biography collection on my website to help your students with their Internet research. In your purchase, you will receive the link to my biography web site collection made especially for this project with 3rd, 4th & 5th graders in mind. Purchasers have permission to access my biography project web site collection and may add a link to my biography web page collection. Purchasers MAY NOT post the password in this purchase on a web page, Google Classroom, or online anywhere it is visible via the Internet. You may not share the link with others. Mrs. Renz Class reserves the right to change or remove web pages at any time without notice. Please notify me immediately if you see pages with broken or misdirected links and I'll fix them within a few hours.

DISTANCE LEARNING NOTE: You have permission to use these digital products with your students PROVIDED YOU USE THE MATERIALS BEHIND A SECURED OR PASSWORD PROTECTED SITE and materials are NOT posted directly to the Internet for others to view. You may NOT use to any materials created by Mrs. Renz' Class in any for-profit online classes or courses.


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Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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