Remarkable Lives Revealed

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Six lessons make up a unit all about biographies. Scholars read about a remarkable life while taking notes and identifying characteristics of the biographical genre. Readers examine the tale's obstacles, accomplishments, and sequence of events. Class members choose a remarkable person in their life to reflect on and complete a mind map.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Gather a collection of biographies from the library that pupils can browse when time permits
  • Teach lessons to small homogenous groups, use a biography that best suits the groups' reading level
  • Create a biography-themed focus wall, add key points from lessons for participants to reference while they work
Classroom Considerations
  • Lessons are designed for use with books from Crabtree Publishing; however, those books are not mandatory
  • Teach lessons in chronological order
  • Preparation includes copying worksheets
  • Each section is written in clear detail
  • Lessons connect books to real life 
  • Worksheets are well formatted 
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