This lesson is part of my Interactive Research Papers product. Please do not unintentionally duplicate your purchase.
Since this is the first 5-paragraph essay (WOW) students encounter in this interactive research paper series, they’ll start with a backwards biography. The students read and analyze an exemplar biography and turn it into an outline. Then, they’ll determine what the index cards must have said based on the details. After completing the first biography from end to beginning, they are ready to write their own biography from beginning to end with an example to help them along the way.
This includes a no-prep, complete lesson with example photos, teacher's notes, and complete instructions.
This is an intermediate-level research paper. It is not required that students complete Lesson 2: Mini-Biography, but it is helpful if your students are inexperienced in writing large (5-paragraph) research papers.