the Frosty Readers project during our unit on Biographies.
Therefore, we decided to read Snowflake Bentley. As we
read, we took guided notes about the important events in Wilson
Bentley�s life. We then created a timeline using
Students used their notes to write biographies about the life of
this snowflake scientist.
creating these guided biographies, students were ready to become
more independent with biography writing. We decided to write
�Blythe Biographies� about the important people at our school.
First, we decided to interview the selected staff members to
learn about their lives. Students used a teacher-created
interview form to do this. Students also took pictures of the
staff members with our digital camera. After interviewing staff
members, students wrote their biographies to be published in a
class book to be placed in our school�s office visitor area.
Here is an
example of a completed biography. Feel free to use these
biography interview sheets. (word
All About Ms.
was born on July 1. Her favorite thing to do when she was a
child was to go outside and play. She is our Physical Education
teacher. What she likes about her job is that she doesn�t have
to dress up. What she doesn�t like about her job is doing paper
work! Her favorite place to go is to the park with her dog. On
the weekends she likes to spend time with her family. Did you
know her favorite game to play is Save the Fortress?
students were given an assignment to complete an at-home
biography project on any famous person of their choice. Students
wrote biographies on everyone from artists to authors to
musicians to civil rights leaders! These biographies were graded
with this rubric. Feel free to use these rubrics with your
students. (word format)
use this Kidspiration template to review different genres of
writing that we have learned this year. Each student will choose
three different genres of writing to complete about winter to
use with this template. (Download