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72 resources with the keyterm biographies

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Jonas Salk: He Led the Battle Against Polio

For Students 6th - 10th
Do you know who Jonas Salk is? Print these pages and have your middle and high schoolers read his biography in Time magazine. The reading itself is short, and it is followed with a key date chart, three reading questions, two connection...
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Bio-Poem

For Teachers 7th - 8th
What kinds of text structures do your middle schoolers see in your class? Identify three misconceptions they have about poetry with this lesson. Using the Internet, they gather information on a historical person of their choice. They use...
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Introducing Biographies - Getting to Know You

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore several different types of biographies to determine their area of interest, choose one notable person they would like to explore, complete online tutorial on biographies, and use written and Internet resources to...
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French Biographies

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Take a glimpse into the French-speaking world with this reference page. Provided here are 274 mini-biographies for various Francophones. The lives of poets, playwrights, and teachers, among others, is detailed here, just simply click...
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What is a Biography?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Investigate biographies with your class. Compare autobiographies and biographies of Martin Luther King, Jr. as an example. Learners explore the factual components that make up a biography and locate several biographies of notable...
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Biographical Activity

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students particpate in discussion about biographies in order to become familiar with the term. They type their "Biography" using a word processing program and learn the cut/paste functions to transfer information from their document into...
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Analyzing Short Biographies to Discover Characteristics of Biographical Writing

For Teachers 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...
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Presenting Your Case

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write letter from historical figure's point of view using proper letter writing conventions, write about two props/artifacts that are representative of their subject's life, and use Internet resources to gather images to use in...
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I've Just Seen a Face: Portraits

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine portraits for different images they project, cite three purposes a portrait can serve, analyze portraits of historical figures, and relate biographical research to portraits.
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Portrait of a Friend

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete a graphic organizer about themselves and write a short auto-biography. They share their work with a classmate and draw a portrait of a classmate be displayed in the classroom.
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Who Am I? - Brainstorming

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students brainstorm lists of places, events and relationships that define them. They search for clip art and pictures in magazines to illustrate the items on their list and create a graphic timeline of their lives.
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Writing a Personal Narrative

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete a variety of computer file pre-writing activities to help them prepare for writing a personal narrative. They focus on including a beginning, middle and end to their narrative. They make a class book.
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Honoring Neighborhood Heroes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Read biographies and use the internet to research stories of courage.Young writers compare and contrast characteristics that societies value. They write reports about their family and community's heroes.
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Presidential Biography: Bicentennial Quarter

For Teachers 4th - 6th
A biography is a type of literary genre that everyone needs to be familiar with. Here, the class will read two different biographies of George Washington and discuss how they are similar and different, then decide weather they can glean...
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Lesson 2: Important Person

For Teachers K Standards
What kid wouldn't love to learn about George Washington? The class reads a simplistic biography about George Washington to find out why he is so famous. They chart the things he did, as well as what makes a non-fiction book a biography....
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Lesson 1: Real People

For Teachers K Standards
A biography is a factual book or narrative about a real person. The book, The Story of Ruby Bridges is used to introduce non-fiction texts about real people and event to a Kindergarten class. A chart is used to highlight text features...
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Peacemaker Biographies

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Learners examine the lives of people who stood up for their beliefs. In this biography lesson, students research the lives of people such as Gandi, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Robert Kennedy. Learners use a graphic organizer to...
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A Moment in Time

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research a year in history. In this research instructional activity, 5th graders choose a year between 1801 and 1999 and write three research questions to answer about their year. Students must include three major events...
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Family History

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students appreciate how families are important to the expansion and progress of a country. In this biographies lesson, students read a biography and write their biographies including photos. Students create family trees.
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Researching and Writing a Biography

For Students 4th - 7th
For this literature and writing graphic organizer worksheet, students choose a famous person to research. They fill in important facts that are described in the graphic organizer which start with the birth and childhood to the adulthood...
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Introducing Biographies-Getting to Know You

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study biographies as a nonfiction genre while examining a variety of examples. Next, they access and complete an online tutorial about biographies. They choose one person that interests them to conduct further research using a...
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Biographies

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students read a biography and discuss what defines a biography. Students choose a biography of their own interest to read and write a report about one of the people in the biography. Reports are shared with classmates.
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Biology Biographies

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students create a project about a famous Biologist in order to appreciate the humanity of the people involved in doing science. They create scientist biography "cards" roughly modeled after baseball cards or create a scrapbook of a...
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Creating an Original Opera

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the lyrical and dramatic structure of opera through Internet sources and audio examples, cooperatively discuss elements of opera stories vs. their own lives and create one-act opera based on their own life experiences.