Students study how to write a biography. They investigate a character from a play and read the play as a class. They write biographies of their characters from a play and peform the play for younger grades.
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"Who Was George Washington?" Reading Comprehension
Most everyone knows that George Washington was the First President of the United States. But there is more to find out in a biography about him and a learning exercise that goes with it. With 1–3 questions per chapter, learners answer...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Body Biography: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Class groups assume the identity of one of the primary human characters in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. They create a body biography that identifies the most important traits of their character, translate these traits into...
7th English Language Arts
My Famous Person Report
Here is a must-have, comprehensive resource of project guidelines for any teacher looking to assign a famous person report or biography project. It includes a fantastic list of suggested activities that learners can complete for their...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sixth Grade Poetry
Study some of the most prominent poets and works of poetry in history with a language arts poetry unit. From Virgil to Shakespeare to Dickinson to Angelou, the resources present biographies and examples of poetic elements to the sixth...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Dr. Seuss and Read Across America
What important facts about Dr. Seuss influenced the Read Across America movement...? This is the driving question of a research project that requires scholars to find information about Dr. Seuss' life and work. Class members write a...
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Rowan Atkinson: Famous People, ELL Assignment
This 13-page assignment was designed for English language learners. It includes a one-page reading on the comedic actor Rowan Atkinson and 10 activities/exercises that focus on listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary...
6th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
William Shakespeare: The Man, The Myth, The Legend
Welcome to the Globe Theater! Use this PowerPoint presentation to introduce your class to William Shakespeare, his plays, and the theater his plays were performed in. Just basics are provided here, but it provides a nice overview or...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Authors on the Web: Information and Presentation Skills
Help class members to identify key elements of biographies by analyzing the story, Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say. They use graphic organizers to sort reliable information they find while researching their favorite author online....
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Who was Alexander The Great? How did Abraham Lincoln’s early life influence his political life? Learners select a historical figure to use for video biography. After developing research questions and collecting information, pupils search...
5th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed