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BIOGRAPHY

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Definition: A biography is a nonfiction (true) account of someone's life.  It is written by someone other than the subject of the biography.

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Posters and Signs

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Elements of Biography Poster (PDF)

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Biography (PDF) -- found at Troy School District: Team Newingham

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Biography Poster (PDF)

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Submitted by Dawn Sladky, Media Paraprofessional

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Lessons and Activities Here at Kim's Korner for Teacher Talk

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Wilma Unlimited -- a picture book biography lesson plan I created

 
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Sites with Biography Activities and/or Biographies

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Biography Book Report -- found at A to Z Teacher Stuff

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Biographies: Beyond Book Reports -- found at Scholastic.com

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Biography.com

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Biography-Center

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Picture Book Biography Lesson Plan -- found at LessonPlansPage.com

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Teaching Through Biographies -- found at About.com

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Biographies for Kids -- found at Garden of Praise

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The Achiever Gallery -- found at The Academy of Achievement  

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How to Write a Biography -- found at Fact Monster

Picture Book Biographies

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Picture books work very well for introducing genre to or reviewing a genre with students, even older students.  They also work well for mini-lessons.  Above you will find a picture book lesson to try.  If you don't have access to the book, try altering the lesson to a book on the list below to which you do have access.

 
bulletAdams, Samuel
bulletBolivar, Simon
bulletBraille, Louis
bulletCarver, George Washington
bulletColumbus, Christopher
bulletCrockett, Davy
bulletDouglass, Frederick
bulletEarhart, Amelia
bulletEdison, Thomas Alva
bulletEisenhower, Dwight David
bulletFrank, Anne
bulletFranklin, Benjamin
bulletHenry, Patrick
bulletJefferson, Thomas
bulletJefferson, Thomas
bulletKeller, Helen
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Kennedy, John F.

bulletKing, Martin Luther, Jr.
bulletLee, Robert E.
bulletLewis and Clark
bulletLincoln, Abraham
bulletMarshall, Thurgood
bulletNightingale, Florence
bulletOwens, Jesse
bulletParks, Rosa
bulletRevere, Paul
bulletRobinson, Jackie
bulletRoosevelt, Eleanor
bulletRudolph, Wilma
bulletRudolph, Wilma (Spanish)
bulletSacagawea
bulletSitting Bull
bulletStowe, Harriet Beecher
bulletTruth, Sojourner
bulletTubman, Harriet
bulletWashington, George
bulletWashington, George

 

 

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