Person of the Week (POTW) is an activity I have stated doing with my students. This activity can be used for students of any level and can be modified and adjusted to meet their individual needs. We use POTW in our social studies class to talk about famous inventors, presidents, or any other person significant to the topic we are discussing. This POTW organizer is set up like a hands on biography of the person. Text is supported with symbols for name date and home, so students can research where and when the person was born. I align this activity to the Common Core Standards for researching, or organizing main ideas and details of a topic/text. Again, this activity can be adjusted to meet the needs of students at any level of functioning.
Lower Functioning students- practice cutting/pasting the information, activating switches to read/learn about the person, visuals provided
Higher Functioning- Students can write in the information, research the person on their own, and practice picking out important details.
This activity can be used for any subject. Like I stated earlier, we use ours right now for social studies to learn about famous inventors, presidents, people in history. I can also see this being used in an English class to discuss authors of or characters in a book. This can also even be used as a "getting to know each other" tool and choose a different student or teacher each week!
There are many possibilities and opportunities to use this in your classroom, so I hope you find a way to work this into your lessons!