Research Short: Laura Ingalls Wilder Biography

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3rd - 5th
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This mini biography project requires that students research vital information about the children's author, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Ten different questions will encourage your students to utilize the concepts of keywords and scanning. This project can easily be completed in under forty-five minutes.

There is also a follow-up short response question. Students are asked to ... "Use text based evidence to support this statement. The events and experiences that Laura had were very important to her as an author."

This Research Short aligns perfectly with 2013 Reading Street - Grade 4, Unit 1, Week 3: On the Banks of Plum Creek.

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Total Pages
2 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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