This is a bundled set of 6 of my guided biographies for six explorers that played an important part in the European settlement of Canada and North America: John Cabot, Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, Henry Hudson, Sieur de La Salle, and David Thompson. Each one of these is listed separately but you save almost half when buying the bundled set.
The preview for this listing includes the preview files for two of the explorers. Please check the previews of the six Canadian explorers in their separate listings or download the free guided biography of Galileo to get a better idea of what you will find in the guided biographies.
My series of Guided Biographies are designed to be used in several ways: as a research activity that could be part of a larger project; as a transition into writing an entirely student-created biography; and as an introduction to reading and evaluating informational text. Students choose a biography on a subject and complete the biography study. While not all of the biographies will include all the information asked for, students can fill in the gaps using other books or the Internet.
The guided biographies for Cabot, Cartier, Champlain and Hudson* consist of:
A Table of Contents
A cover page for the student to fill out with their name and book title that looks very much like the teacher’s cover page
11 general questions about the biography the student is using
5 questions about the author of the biography
4 questions about the parts of the biography
1 page for recording 8 new vocabulary words
3 pages of “After Reading” questions that elicit both facts and opinion (*the LaSalle and Thompson guided biographies have 4 pages of questions but otherwise follow the same format)
A timeline graphic organizer for the explorer
A 2-page Teacher Guide which includes Common Core standard alignments for Grades 4-6 (Reading Informational Text)
Each product includes a detailed answer key for questions based on factual material
Please note that three of the explorers in this bundle (Cabot, Hudson, and La Salle) also appear in my bundled set of biography studies - explorers to America.
The preview for this bundle is of the explorer Sieur de La Salle.
I have many guided biographies available in my store including inventors, scientists, and writers. Please follow this link to see all of these resources in my store's custom category:
Guided Biography Resources