Students interview each other and write a paragraph (or more) about their classmate.
This is a great BACK TO SCHOOL activity, but can be used anytime to build community in your classroom. Not only do students learn about each other, but this is a great way to discuss the writing process as well as making inferences and critical thoughts (included in the lesson plan script/outline).
-Detailed lesson plan (with optional script)
-12 slides to show students (step by step, engaging slides)
Either print and project OR use the powerpoint to show students
-2 student worksheets
-1 student/teacher rubric
Students can use it as a checklist then self-grade their biography
-3 cover options (if you decide to bind/staple student final drafts into a class book)
-1 extension lesson plan (using student writing as a class shared read)
Students LOVE this writing activity! It builds classroom unity, provides the teacher and students with knowledge of each other, and can be used throughout the school year.