This is a packet of worksheets that you can use during your lessons about the biography genre. I used these resources with my third grade library students. The packet includes:
1. "Types of Biographies" - This worksheet explains the difference between biographies, autobiographies, and collective biographies, and allows children to practice identifying whether a book is an individual biography, collective biography, or autobiography (1 page + answer key).
2. "Exploring a Biography" - This assignment helps kids familiarize themselves with biographies. It requires students to choose a biography book and flip through it to find out whether it has certain text features (table of contents, glossary, index, etc.). It then asks the students to locate some information about the life of the person about whom the biography was written (2 pages).
3. "The Story of My Life" - This assignment invites students to share some information about their own lives to help them understand autobiographies (2 pages).