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Writing: Biographies Discuss this eTheme.

These sites offer tips for teaching students how to write biographies. There are lesson plans, online articles, handouts, rubrics, an online tutorial, and examples of biographies written by elementary students. Also included is a video on the writing process.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 12

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This lesson helps students develop the skills necessary to become an effective biography writer. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site has tips for writing biographies, including a worksheet for writing down questions and sources. The site includes a certificate students can print out after completing their biography.
Bio-Cube is an online summarizing tool that helps students identify and list key elements about a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read. Use this tool to prepare writing a biography. Includes suggested lesson plans that go along with the tool.
Choose from among a selection of activities for teaching biographies or autobiographies. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This online articles walks through the steps of teaching autobiography writing to children. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes pop-ups.
This online article delineates the process of teaching kids to write biographies. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This online articles explores tens ways to teach biographies in the classroom. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site offers ideas for teaching students about writing biographies. Scroll down for instructions on writing a bio-poem. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site provides resources for inspiring young writers; including: story prompts, story starters, tips for conquering writer's block, vocabulary building activities, planning and pre-writing activities, links to professional articles, along with links to lesson plans and activities. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This self-pace online tutorial provides information about writing a good biography and guides learners to create a biography step-by-step. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
This worksheet can help students organize their information before they start writing.
After the ad finishes loading, watch the movie, try the quiz, and learn about the writing process with Tim and Moby. NOTE: Subscription is required for this site.

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