Nonfiction Author Research Template for Informational Writing with rubrics for oral presentations.
This blank graphic organizer guides students in compiling key facts about a nonfiction author. The report also requires students to share information about a book they have read by the author.
This template allows you to assess research, writing and oral skills as students:
-record researched information
-write a first draft to submit for assessment
-write a good copy on a second template or use the template as a springboard for creating a poster or for using technology to showcase their findings
-deliver findings in an oral presentation
2 rubrics included:
-Rubric for oral presentation of researched information with read aloud of a selection of the book. Depending on the length of the book, it typically takes 8-10 minutes to present, read a selection (or an entire book if it's short enough) and answer a few follow-up questions.
-Rubric for oral presentation of researched information without read aloud option. Typically takes 3-5 minutes to present and answer a few follow-up questions.
-suitable for grades 3-6
3 pages in PDF format that easily lends itself to enlargement, depending on the scope of your project.