My 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;
-- 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.
Samuel de Champlain, A Guided Biography Study – this is a great activity in which students get to choose their own edition of a biography about the great explorer Champlain (or one assigned by the teacher). It serves as halfway between being a fully independent student authored biography and a specific non-fiction study.
Please have a look at my free Guided Biography Study on Galileo – it is very similar in scope and design.
Samuel de Champlain, Guided Biography Study includes:
A cover page for the student to fill out with their name and book title
A table of contents
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 which elicit both facts and opinion
A timeline graphic organizer
A 2-page Teacher Guide which includes Common Core standard alignments for Grades 4-6 (Reading Informational Text)
2 pages of an Answer Key for questions based on factual material
I have bundled six explorers to Canada in one set (with savings for the buyer) - please have a look at it in my store. The explorers are: David Thompson, John Cabot, Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, Henry Hudson, and Sieur de La Salle.
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