Biography Genre Study Grades 3-7
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
Biographies can introduce students to a whole new world of historical figures and different eras. Studying them can also inspire students as they read about people who overcame problems, faced obstacles and criticism, but persevered to succeed.
These lessons and activities will help students learn about the important concepts of this genre, as well as about some important people in history.
This graphic organizer will help them do an in-depth book report based on a biography.
Biography Book Report
For lots more Abraham Lincoln teaching resources, visit the Lincoln Bicentennial collection.
For younger students studying Biography, see the Biography Genre Study for Grades PreK-3 .
Teacher created book list includes tips for classroom use.
Looking to infuse more nonfiction into my reader's workshop, I decided to give biographies a try. In part 1 of this post, here's a list of my favorite biographies for teaching.
In Scholastic’s four-step workshop, two award-winning writers help students develop and publish their own biographies.
In this lesson plan, students research Amelia Earhart's life, write newspaper articles about an event in Earhart's life, and then choose other famous women to research and write about.
Provides an opportunity for students to respond to Rosa Parks' experience in writing.
Lesson Plans & Unit Plans
Explore the concept of "courage" with your class by reading a biography about Matthew Hensonck, an African-American explorer who overcame hardships and obstacles to accomplished something no one else had done before: He co-discovered the North Pole in 1908.
Expose your students to biographies of inspiring historical figures who have triumphed against difficult odds. Allow them to participate in this lesson packed with enriching interactive activities.
Introduce your class to people who've made a positive difference in the world with these biography research reports.