Using Interactive Notebooks are a fun and engaging way for students to learn about the characteristics of biographies. I’ve provided 36 different activities for students to study about an important person and learn more about features and the structure of nonfiction text.
- Table of Contents - Biography and Autobiography – Write the definition of each - Elements of a Biography – Write the four elements of a biography - Keys to Reading Biographies - Nonfiction text Features - Compare and contrast – Biography and Fiction - Early Years - The World during this time period - Setting compared to now - Biography Structure - Famous People Categories - Illustrate Your Person – Describe how the person is a risk-taker and courage makes him/her important. - I Would Love to Meet… and Using Prior Knowledge - Who, What, Where, When - Compare and Contrast- Me and the Famous Person - I Wonder and My Answers - Important Events - Biography of a Friend with interview questions - Biography of a Family Member with interview questions - Popcorn Traits - Struggles/Hardships and Resolutions - Accomplishments - Cause and Effect - Cause and Effect (Relationships) - Snapshot Graphic Organizer - If I Were Famous - My Autobiography Book Cover - Write a Letter - during the time period - Envelope for letter - Steps in Taking Notes - Sticky Notes - Award Ribbon - Pop-Up Book - Give a Hand – Why is the person important? - New Words and New Meanings with magnifying glasses - What I’ve Learned - Extra graphic organizer
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Welcome! My name is Sandy Cangelosi and I'm from Austin, Texas. My experience has been at the elementary and middle school levels with instructional technology as a focus. I've provided lessons that are time-saving, easy to use and can be adapted for your curriculum needs. I hope you continue to visit my store as I upload units and lessons which are aligned with essential 21st Century Skills.