Are you looking for a biography research report that puts students in charge of their learning? Students "become the person" during the culmination event wax museum or classroom speech with this fun biography project.
Students gain access to my website collection of 125+ web pages of famous people designed especially for this project. See my biography unit website links HERE
Students research the Internet in a more protected environment using my web links.
This set has absolutely EVERYTHING you need for students to work independently and research online. From directions, to note taking sheets, rough draft paper, to final copy paper, timeline, invitations, parent letters, famous person sketch, bibliography reference sheets, and more. . . it's all included. You can edit and personalize this project to fit your needs!
This is one of my most well loved units by students and teachers alike.
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 208 pages of materials included in this ready to use complete unit.
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
♥️ Detailed Directions for Students
♥️ Biography Note Taking Sheets
♥️ 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 (75)
Bell, Alexander Graham
Carver, George Washington
Clemens, Samuel (Mark Twain)
Drew, Dr. Charles
Fibonacci, Leonardo Pisano
Gisel, Theodor (Dr. Seuss)
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"
Wright, Orville & Wilbur Wright
WEB PAGES - WOMEN (49)
Anthony, Susan B.
Joan of Arc
Mary Queen of Scots
O’Connor, Sandra Day
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth II
Spencer, Diana (Princess Diana)
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Wilder, Laura Ingalls
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.
Enjoy biographies with your students!