Our students have the opportunity to research a person and write their own original biography piece. They need guidance in doing so, since it is their first exposure with this writing genre. I have created this template with guided questions to organize their notes during research.
The organizer is divided into the following subheadings: Childhood/Education/Family Life; Major Accomplishments; and Final Thoughts.
Some sample questions include:
"Did he or she win any awards?"
"What is he or she best known for?"
"Where and when was he or she born and raised?"
This organizer really helps students ease through this writing process and we have seen great success using it! Hope you do too!