We are wrapping up our biography unit for reading and are moving on to research in writing. Today the students have chosen a person that they read about or that they wanted to know more about after looking at the following sites:
Everyone in the room has a different person (therefore if you decide to change your person, please check with me first). We would like to have them bring in additional facts to supplement the materials that they have here. Please bring in printed articles or books from the local library for Tuesday. Looking ahead…the students will be writing speeches/presentations at school and completing a poster project in the upcoming months (date to be announced soon) for a Living Bio Museum on the person that they have researched.
They will be expected to gather information about the following:
- birth date and place
- death/or where and what they are doing now
- a childhood story
- hobbies or interests
- why they are famous
- challenges/problems the person faced
- Interesting facts
- greatest achievement/accomplishment of the person
We will be doing lots of research work in class, but any help you can give your child at home would be wonderful. Please let me know if you have trouble gathering information, so that I can help them here at school.