This product will walk your students step by step through the research and writing process to help them write a biography. It also has resources for a Biography Wax Museum culminating activity.
This product contains:
A student packet with:
-A checklist of steps from start to finish
-Prewriting pages- Brainstorming options for helping your students activate their prior knowledge and begin thinking about what they already know about their subject.
-Research pages- A separate page for each paragraph to help students organize facts that they find while researching.
-Biography article- A model article that is organized with the same information that the students will write in their own biographies.
-Rough draft pages- Scaffolded paragraphs to ensure that your students’ paragraphs contain a topic sentence, detail sentences and a concluding sentence.
-Revising/editing checklist- A detailed checklist to assist students with revising and editing their biography.
-Final copy booklet- A variety of lined pages for students to publish their biography report.
Teacher Resources with:
-Unit Overview- A day by day outline of our biography research writing unit.
-Parent Letter- A letter detailing the student biography choice selection.
-Biography List- A list of possible biography subject choices.
-Websites- A list of website resources and kid-friendly search engines.
-“How to Write an Introduction” handout- A handout describing three strategies for writing an introduction with examples of each.
Wax Museum Resources with:
-Teacher Tips- Tips and tricks for running a successful wax museum event.
-Parent Letter- A question and answer format parent letter to introduce the project.
-Project Checklist- A step by step checklist to assist students in completing the project at home.
-Grading Rubric- A rubric written in student friendly language to guide student work and help you to grade their project.
-Invitation- Half page invitation to share date, time and place for your museum event.
-Name Tags- Name tags to use during the museum event to identify each subject and serve as an “on button” for students to deliver their speech.
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