Biographical Writing Teacher Resources
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Analyzing Short Biographies to Discover Characteristics of Biographical Writing
3rd - 4th
Students read short biographies on Abraham Lincoln from various artists. Using the texts, they identify the subject of the biography and discuss whether or not illustrations contribute to a biography. They research specific information...
America's History in the Making: Classroom Applications Four
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The final installment of a 22-part American history series examines the many faces that make up the country's story. From Henry Ford to Tulio Serrano, scholars use biographical evidence and Internet research to uncover the people behind...
Family Titles, Pronouns, Writing about a Person
4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How is your grandmother related to you? How is your cousin related to your grandmother? Learn about family relationships and pronouns with an activity that guides pupils to write two short narratives about members of their families.
Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
I Have A Dream ... that after the lesson, all individuals master the reading, writing, researching, listening, and speaking skills the biography project helps them develop. Martin Luther King, Jr. serves as a topic example for a model...
Biopoem Strategy as Part of a Character Analysis for Of Mice and Men
8th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Readers of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men will learn much “more than what (is) said to them” as they use the biopoem format and craft a poem about one of the major characters in Steinbeck’s tragic story of Geroge Milton and Lennie...
Writing: Narrative, Expository, Persuasive, and Descriptive
6th - 9th
If you are interested in having a basic framework for teaching expository, narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing, this resource may help; however, you will have to find information on the different forms of writing to share with...