The kids LOVED this biography unit and project!
Check out the preview for what is included (and more)!
This was a great way to teach and take the students through the whole process of researching, note taking, writing a biography AND creating a really fun, engaging project!
This unit includes everything you need, step by step:
What is a Biography Poster
Elements of a Biography Anchor Chart
Paraphrasing and Note Taking Mini lesson
Citing Soures Chart
Note Taking Organizers (with subheadings and blank for other topics)
• Early Life
• Middle / Adult LIfe
• Struggles, Challenges and Solutions
• Contributions and Achievements
• Later Life
• Important Quotes
• Creating QR Codes
Creating QR Codes Mini Lesson
Rough Draft ~ Mini Lessons, Anchor Charts and Draft Writing Pages with checklist at the top of each page for:
• Writing a Strong Introduction
• Writing a Captivating Middle
• Perfect Paragraphs
• Sentence Starter Variety
• Transition Words
• Stretching the Sticky Notes
• Using Subheadings
• Writing a Powerful Ending
Revising and Editing Poster
Good Copy Choices with LOTS of templates to use and choose from
• Flip Book
• All About ___________Book
Pop Bottle Character Project ~ Materials and Suggestions, Hints and a Description of what we did (student projects / not "at home" projects), what worked and what problems we needed to solve and how we solved them to have amazing projects that really looked like the person the students researched!
And lastly, a Rubric for the entire unit.
Check out the Personal Writer's Toolkit for more charts and tools at the students' fingertips while writing all across the curriculum. This has been SO helpful!
Personal Writers Toolkit ~ Writer's Workshop / Cross Curricular Toolkit
For even more writing units check out:
Fractured Fairy Tales
Writing a Newspaper Article
Mystery Writing ~ with Evidence and Investigations
Narrative Writing ~ Mini Lessons, Graphic Organizers, Planning and Writing!
Thank you very much!
If there is anything that you are looking for or needing created ~ let me know.