Who is it for?
- 3rd Graders (8 to 9-year-olds)
- 4th Graders (9 to 10-year-olds)
- 5th Graders (10 to 11-year-olds)
This integrated Biography Research Unit Bundle contains EVERYTHING you need to teach students how to complete an individualized, self-directed Biography Research Project. This Biography Research Project is Common Core Aligned.
Students will learn how to synthesize biographies and put the information in their own words! You will use the gradual release of responsibility model to teach this Biography Research Project. This Bundle is differentiated and a perfect way to meet the needs of all of your students.
This Biography Research Bundle includes:
*5+ weeks of detailed Biography Research instructions- how to teach students how to read, evaluate and synthesize biographies into their own words. No more copying straight from the book!
*Parent letters explaining the biography research project. These letters are ready to sign and send home! The letters are available in English and Spanish
*Biography anchor chart printables
*Interactive Journal Pages
*All needed student hand outs and teacher masters
*Detailed preparation instructions- how to choose biographies, contacting your library and gathering biography materials
*Suggestions of biographies: Figures of American History and Contemporary Figures lists. There is also a blank page for you to make your own lists
*Visual examples for the teacher of biography research note taking and biography anchor charts
*Creative ways to assess prior knowledge about
*Review of important parts of biographies
*suggestions on how to supervise student biography research work and create guided reading groups based on needs you see during biography research
*step-by-step instructions on how to demonstrate how to make a digital end product using PowerPoint or Prezi. I have included a finished biography Prezi and a mostly complete biography PowerPoint for you to complete with your class.
*Invitations to the Biography Research Finale- a Living History Museum! Invite other classes and school staff!
*suggestions of audio resources
*Writing Process Clip Chart!
This Biography Research unit contains CHOICE, which is key for student engagement. Students will choose one biography from a selection of grade-appropriate biographies and focus on their person's Important Life Events, Personality Traits, Interests and Hobbies, Challenges, Contributions to Society and Other Interesting Facts.
This Biography Research Bundle is a fully integrated unit that is Common Core aligned. This Biography Report Bundle covers Social Studies, Language Arts, Speaking and Listening, Writing and Technology Standards. Suggestions for guided reading groups are also included.
About the Seller
I have taught 1st through 5th grade and have taken some time off to be home with my twins. I am certified to teach K-8 as well as Gifted and Talented. I am also pursuing my English as a Second Language endorsement.
I LOVE to create challenging but fun resources that can be easily implemented in your classroom. I focus on creative thinking and integrated research units. I hope that you enjoy my products!