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Biography Research Reports Made Easy!
African American Leaders
The BUNDLED Edition is perfect for hands-on research about historical Black leaders that will engage ALL learners! It includes BOTH the original printable worksheets the hands-on lapbook edition for 25% OFF. Your students will love the differentiated supports for writing, and you will love the success they experience when a resource is truly differentiated to meet a range of needs. This bundle will give you the most flexibility for options that will best meet your students' needs across the years.
Don't be overwhelmed by research projects anymore! I have streamlined the process for you and your students so that it is both educational and enjoyable! The built-in scaffolded paragraph support will help students that struggle to write complete sentences, while the open paragraph structures will challenge students that are ready for enrichment.
This Black Leaders Biography Research Report resource is perfect for any time of year! Don't just learn about historical African American Leaders during Black History Month. It also makes a great extension project for students that need an extra challenge with independent study.
This Black Leaders Biography Report resource includes BOTH Worksheets and Lapbook Options for all of the following:
Includes easy to follow directions and photographs to make putting together this lap book incredibly easy!
I have included 4 different options of resource pages for you to include with the students’ Research Notes.
These pages build a flap book inside the lap book. The flap book provides differentiated support for students as they go through the writing process for their 5-paragraph research essay. These pages are especially helpful during the drafting phase of the research report.
These research-based strategies are designed to help students increase their overall comprehension of the topic they are studying. All graphic organizers are designed to help students assimilate what they have been learning about their African-American leader.
These planning pages help students align the research they collected in their Research Notes into proper paragraph format. It outlines which information is expected in each paragraph of the report. I do not require students to write their entire report at once. Rather, I break it into the specific paragraphs to focus on one at a time. This helps students not get overwhelmed.
• Editing Checklist (full page)
• Editing Checklist (half page)
These 3 pages contain fill-in-the-bank portions for students that need help with sentence completion. It will provide great scaffolding for ESL, special needs, or other learners that need a little extra support.
ANNOTATING SOURCES IN APA FORMAT – STUDENT HANDOUTS
• Full Color (8 pages)
• Partial Color (8 pages)
• Black line (8 pages) – INK-SAVING!
LIST OF LEADERS:
This list includes the name of leaders that your students might want to research as well as a short description of what the person is best known for accomplishing.
List of Leaders INCLUDES: Hank Aaron, Alvin Ailey Jr., Marian Anderson, Maya Angelou, Arthur Ashe, Ella Baker, Benjamin Banneker, Harry Belafonte, Mary McCleod Bethune, Ruby Bridges, Gwendolyn Brooks, Henry "Box" Brown, Ben Carson, George W. Carver, Roberto Clemente, Alicia Coachman, Bessie Coleman, Miles Davis, Frederick Douglass, Tony Dungy, Katherine Dunham, Duke Ellington, Marcus Garvey, Althea Gibson, Sarah E. Goode, Virginia Hamilton, Matthew Henson, Billie Holliday, Langston Hughes, Jesse Jackson, Michael Jackson, Shirley Jackson, Mae Jemison, Florence Griffith Joyner, Percy Julian, Ernest Just, Martin Luther King Jr., Edna Lewis, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thurgood Marshall, Garrett Morgan, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Jesse Owens, Rosa Parks, Bill Pickett, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Jackie Robinson, Wilma Rudolph, Susan McKinney Steward, Sojournor Truth, Harriet Tubman, Sara Breedlove Walker, Booker T. Washington, Phyllis Wheatley, Mary Lou Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Malcolm X
EDITABLE EXCEL SPREADSHEET ORGANIZER
I use this spreadsheet to assign my students to different leaders. It includes a list of many Black Leaders. You can add students names and sort by student, leader, type of leader, gender, or homeroom/class.
I hope you find this product helpful! I have found it really helps get my students excited about the research process and stay organized in the process. I give each of my students a manila file folder as their “special research folder” during the project as well, and they love using it!
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org