Fourth graders present a dramatic living biography of a famous person based on previous reading and research.
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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 worksheet that goes with it. With 1–3 questions per chapter, learners answer...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Learn more about a famous person in history and record this information on a biography format activity. After conducting research on a person of interest, biographers record information about their subject's name, birth and death dates,...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Personalities Lesson Plan
Caring, trustworthiness, and responsibility—these are only a few character traits in focus of a lesson based on stories from the Civil War era. Class members explore several influential lives while reading biographies that highlight...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Practice Using Lively Language
Combine a study of biography writing with some tips for spicing up writing. After reading two passages, one much more descriptive than the other, pupils examine what makes one more interesting. They then brainstorm some ideas for writing...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Analyzing Short Biographies to Discover Characteristics of Biographical Writing
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...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts