Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation
This lesson sets the stage for high-interest reading with a purpose. As a class, students brainstorm about famous people and each selects one to research. Each student finds information about the famous person by reading a biography and doing Internet research, then creates a graphic organizer (a web) to teach the class about the person's life. Students evaluate themselves and their classmates by using a rubric during the research and web-creation process and by giving written feedback on each other's presentations.
6, 7, 8
Process Skills, Writing (composition)