Are you looking for a biography report that students beg for time to work on?
This set has absolutely EVERYTHING you need for students to work independently and research online using my web collection of links designed especially for this project.
This is one of my most well loved units and has absolutely everything you need to get the project started.
It has teacher and student directions to student note taking sheets, rough raft writing paper, final copy paper, bibliography format and recording sheets, website links, parent letters, and more. Students can use my classroom website to access the 144 famous people websites I've researched to keep them safe on the Internet. You will culminate the event with an wax museum or classrooms speech. This set has everything you need to put students in charge of their learning.
This independent and motivating biography project will be one of your favorites each year. Students choose and "become" the famous person, read a novel at their reading level, conduct research (using your sources and with access to my web site link collection), draw a sketch of the famous person, create a timeline by hand or with a computer program, write an important poem, and give a speech from the first person narrative dressed up as the famous person.
This information is glued into a file folder format layout. And the best part . . . I have included this is PDF format for busy teachers who want to simply print and go, PLUS I’ve included the information in MS Word format as well so you can customize absolutely everything about this project! My graphics license allows for PDF use only, so the MS Word format allows you to add your own clip art. There are 223 pages of materials included in this ready to use complete unit.
UPDATE 3/27/17: Another web page students to use was added! There are now 144 web pages for students to use when doing research. The link to my website is included in the set.
Research With Confidence: As a bonus to you, I am giving purchasers a website link that gives you access to my private website collection of 144 web pages with links to numerous famous people (see the list below). I AM NOT SELLING THIS! I am allowing you access to my biography collection on my website to help your students with their Internet research. This ensures students are using technology to access information while doing so in a more protected Internet environment. In your purchase, you will receive the internet website link to my biography web site collection. Purchasers have permission to access my biography project web site collection and may add a shortcut on their computers or link in their Internet “Favorites” to my biography web page collection. Purchasers may not post the link provided in this purchase on their web pages or share the link with others. You will also receive the entire collection of web links in PDF (live, clickable) format for use in your own classroom.
Included: Website link to access to my biography website collection with web pages created just for this Biography Project (link included with purchase)
Included Pages: In MS Word format and also in PDF format
♥️ Teacher Directions Packet with Student Handouts Includes
♥️ Table of Contents
♥️ Student Materials Packet Cover
♥️ Project Detailed Directions for Students
♥️ Biography Note Taking Sheets
♥️ Bibliography Collection Sheet
♥️ Bibliography Format Examples
♥️ Autobiography & Biography Genre Posters
♥️ Character Sketch Final Copy Paper
♥️ Important Poem Rough Draft
♥️ Biography Timeline Rough Draft
♥️ Rough Draft Writing Paper
♥️ Final Copy Report Paper with Lines & Without
♥️ Scoring Guide for Speaking
♥️ Scoring Guide for Report
♥️ Alternate Report Scoring Guide
♥️ Speech Sign-Up Schedule – 5 day format
♥️ Speech Schedule – 3 days AM & PM format
♥️ Famous Person Sign Up
♥️ Teacher Notes & Hints
♥️ Teacher Notes Pacing Guide
♥️ Optional Biography Museum Speaking Task Parent Letter
♥️ Optional Biography Museum Speaking Task Name tags
♥️ Drawing and Math Lesson to Accompany the Character Sketch
♥️ List of Famous People with Web Site Links
���️ Common Core Reading, Writing & Speaking Correlations Gr.3-5
♥️ Student Character Sketch Examples
♥️ Student Timeline Examples
♥️ Student Important Poem Examples
♥️ Website link with access to my Online Biography Project Collection for the Famous People with web links for each person You are not buying this! I am allowing you to use the links with your students. :)
WEB PAGES - MEN (90)
Bell, Alexander Graham
Bryan, Paul "Bear"
Carver, George Washington
Clemens, Samuel (Mark Twain)
Drew, Dr. Charles
Fibonacci, Leonardo Pisano
Grant, Ulysses S.
Kennedy, John F.
King, Jr., Martin Luther
McLoughlin, Dr. John
Morgan, Garrett A.
Newton, Sir Isaac
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Roosevelt, Theodore "Teddy"
Seuss, Dr. (Theodor Gisel)
WEB PAGES - WOMEN (54)
Arc, Joan of
Anthony, Susan B.
Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Mary Queen of Scots
O’Connor, Sandra Day
Princess Diana (Diana Spencer)
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth II
Ride, Dr. Sally
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Walker, Madam C.J.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls
I am happy to create web pages for additional people for purchasers. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy biographies with your students!