Reading 1.6 - extend understanding of texts by connecting the ideas in them to their own knowledge, experience and insights, to other familiar texts, and to the world around them
Writing 2.1 - write longer and more complex texts using a variety of forms like a biographical sketch based on research
You are going to write a biography about a famous person who is still alive today. You will research about this person’s life.
This project is a ready to use, easy to follow and fun project for students.
They will be hooked on reading about famous people and will learn how to write a proper biography with important facts about the person.
This resource comes with step by step directions for teacher and student to follow easily. One feature is the biography organizer.
Your biography must include the following parts: introduction paragraph, facts about the person’s early life, childhood, adulthood, hometown/country, path to fame, current life & your connections/feelings about this person. Your biography can be 4-8 paragraphs in length. As long as you include all the parts of a biography, your biography length does not matter!
Graphic organizers/tables are given to students to organize their writing/ideas.
Students will be given self assessment checklists/ Yes or No completion questions to answer and the chance to peer edit other biographies.
A rubric has been provided for teachers to use for easy assessment!
This resource not only is a writing task but also a reading task that connects to making connections to what they read. Students will include connection part in their biography which will give the students a chance to write about any text to self or text to world connections they have made after reading biographies and writing biographies.