Biographies about American Heroes: The non-fiction writing and research unit is aligned with common core writing standards.
American heroes: A Biography Bonanza!
This 84 page file is aligned to *Common Core Writing Anchor Standards 2,5,7,8,9,10* and *Speaking and Listening Anchor Standards 1, 4, 5*
There are 15 different mini-lessons that engage your students in using the writing process to use research skills to write a biography about an American hero of their choice.
This file includes:
* Unique and creative ways to engage your students in a fun genre- biographies!
* Resources, tips, and ideas for how to host a success culminating learning celebration- The Biography Bonanza….which will knock the socks off of your administration and the parents of your students! (Invitations, sign-up sheets, posters to hang up around the school, tips for success, note for students, color and b/w student awards)
*Colorful, student friendly “I can” statements that align to every mini-lesson
*Student worksheets and resources which correlate directly to the mini- lessons
*A colorful and cute bulletin board idea for how to display the writing process and the status of the class
*Editing checklist and rubric for the project
*Tips for organizing papers and notes the students take