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98 resources with the keyterm biographies

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Beginning of the Year Biographies

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders read biographies of juvenile authors. They research the author through a database. They create a visual aid about the author and share it with the class.
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Famous People

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students listen to short biographies of famous individuals and discuss what it means to be famous for something. They write a short autobiography stating why they are a famous first grader. They take turns being interviewed by the rest...
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Picture Book Biography

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research important individuals in American history and create a picture book biography of their findings.
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Science Biographies for Research Detectives

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders research and explore lives of famous scientists, analyze accomplishments of scientists, and create presentations. Six lessons on one page.
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The Supreme Court's Rulings on Young People

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students read an article describing five Supreme Court cases involving students and choose one case to conduct further research on.
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Bio-Connections

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read a variety of biographies and write an original summary biography on a person of their choice. They edit and prepare a final copy of their biography and include scanned illustrations.
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About the Author

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice writing biographies, explore differences between biographies and autobiographies, and identify biographies of other authors by looking through other texts.
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Mountain Men

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Young scholars explore sites that have information about mountain men who helped developed the old West and explore their lives, adventures, and fur trading.
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Personality Poems

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students create a bio-poem for themselves or characters in stories they have read. They explore common character traits.
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Historical Figures

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify a historical figure, his or her societal contributions and basic biography using a Kidspiration graphic organizer and library resources. They use the Internet to conduct an historical treasure hunt in groups.
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Artists in Power Point

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create a Power Point presentation on a famous artist. In this research lesson students are assigned an artist to present to their classmates. The presentation follows a format.
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Calling the Doves

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students read "Calling of the Doves" by Juan Felipe Herrera. As a class, they discuss the format of the book and compare it to other books they have read. Individually, they examine the biographical format and write their own family story.
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How To Write In Biographical Format

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the proper way to write a biography. As a class, they view examples of the format and what information to include. To end the lesson, they begin to write their biography and develop their voice when writing.
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Recognizing Text Relay

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders recognize and distinguish between different types of text. After a discussion of the various types of text, small groups compete in a relay race game demonstrating their knowledge of the text. Correct choices earn...
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Annotated Time Line

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students write biographies and timelines of famous people. They research a famous historical figure and his associated events. They write a two-page biography of the figure and create a timeline detailing the events of his life. They...
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Turning Biographical Information into Tall Tales

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore information studied about tall tales and information gathered about a famous American in previous lessons to convert the biographical information into a tall tale. They use Microsoft Word and complete an idea map...
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SIRS Discover: Native American Biographies

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders work in cooperative groups to select and evaluate appropriate magazine articles on Native Americans. They view the program SIRS Discoverer, complete activity sheets then perform oral presentations.
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African-American Heroes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore websites about famous African-Americans. They work in pairs to decide on an African American who should be honored with a stamp. They write a letter recommending this person for a stamp including appropriate reason why...
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Tobacco: Fictional Biography

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify the impact of the political and social changes in North Carolina after the Civil War. Using their text, they explain the role of agriculture, textile and tobacco in the area and how it helped economically develop...
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A Panel of Survivors

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students role-play real-life survivors in a panel discussion. They read a mini-biography about a survivor.
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Presidents

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders locate a biography about their president. They skim the table of contents, index, and opening paragraphs of chapters for any pre-reading clues that correspond to web topics.
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Take an In-Depth Look at Biographies

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students research biographies and develop hypotheses about conditions for women at various points in history. They utilize a worksheet imbedded in this plan to organize their findings.
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Roller Time Line

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students create a timeline of a historical event or person's life and decorate the center of a roll of toilet paper with their timeline.
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Balloon Bustin' Biographies

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars choose a famous person to write a one to three page report about. They conduct research using electronic encyclopedias, biographies, and videos. When students have all presented their reports, the class has a party.