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Biography Studies


In this unit, students will read a biography and learn about the person’s events in life, major accomplishments, character traits, and turning points in life. Students will also figure out the author’s message and the theme of the biography.

Students will use the “Who Was” series for this unit. Teachers can integrate this unit in writing and also use this format in February for Black History Month.

Learning Targets: 
Students will know the timeline of events of the character’s life after reading the biography they were assigned to.
Students will know the character traits shown by the character and will know to use the sample character traits list to describe the traits.
Students will know the turning points in the character’s life to learn the lesson(s) that the character’s life teaches.
Students will be able to use graphic organizers to organize the 5 different categories in this unit (major events, major accomplishments, character traits, turning points, and theme/author’s message). Students will be able to use the paragraph template t
Students will be able to use Adobe Spark to create a video of their biography report. Students will be able to use Google Docs and Seesaw to share their biography report and video online.
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Resource Type: 
Creative Commons Licence
Common Core Language Arts