Biography Genre Study Grades PreK-3
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5
Introduce young students to the genre of biography and autobiography. Reading picture book biographies of famous people, and then writing their own autobiographies, students will learn the important concepts of this genre.
When they are ready for a more advanced biographical study, 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 older students, see the Biography Genre Study for Grades 3-7.
In this lesson, students read about George Washington and discuss the monument built in his honor. Then they create their own monument to honor a community member.
Children will develop language and literacy skills, and social awareness as they write their own biographies, in this ready-to-use teaching idea for four- and five-year olds. Activity: Literacy.
Use these discussion questions and activities to teach about the lives and times of Amelia Earheart and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Using the picture book Abe Lincoln Remembers, students will gain insight into the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, one of the United States' greatest Presidents.
In Scholastic’s four-step workshop, two award-winning writers help students develop and publish their own biographies.