How to Write an Awesome Biography
Writing biographies made simple for your students!
Filled with PIZZAZZ
and lots of practical ideas, topics for biographies, research tips, follow-up activities, templates, rubrics, and MORE!
Section 1: Teacher Support Materials:
…a record-keeping chart for you to keep track of students’ topics
…a student contract form
…a letter home to parents introducing the unit and expectations
Section 2: …How to Write a Biography
• tips on writing a biography
• how to take great notes
• how to write a bibliography
• difference between a fact and an opinion
Section 3: Suggested Topics for Students
awesome lists of…
…authors and poets
…people in the arts
Section 4: Activities, Worksheets, and Templates
Filled with creative ideas such as planning a party for the person selected, analyzing character traits, comparing and contrasting two famous people, poetry ideas, shoebox mystery items, making biographical posters, creating a time line and more!
The culminating activity is a Museum of Famous People
where your students portray the subject of their biography and share information from their research. They dress, speak, and have props representing the person they selected.
Section 5: Student and Teacher Rubrics and Evaluations
• a student’s writing checklist
• teacher’s grading rubric
• tips for delivering a speech
How to Write an Awesome Biography © 2015 • Linda Schwartz and Jean VanDerford
Cover Photograph of young writer © carballo -Fotolia
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Key Words: research, writing biographies, facts vs. opinions, how to write a bibliography, how to take notes, list of famous men, list of famous women, list of authors and poets, list of U.S. Presidents
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