Friday, March 2, 2012

Biographies





This started with an idea I saw on Teaching in High Heels. Her January 15th post had the most adorable science biographies, which I decided could be altered for 4th grade. I pinned it here so I wouldn't forget it.

You can see in the photo above how it became a 4th grade scientist biography. I will scan and upload my templates this weekend. (SNOW DAY today, which means I am not at school to grab it and do it today, but I will have to go in sometime this weekend to prep for next week.) Anyhow, the students and I liked this creative alternative to traditional biographies so much that I decided we'd have to make our Dr. Seuss one just as wonderful.

I hand drew the Cat in the Hat's hat and the thought bubbles. I will also load these templates! I adore how the final report turned out. The students get to choose which facts they include/feel are most important about Seuss, and many are going beyond the two books we read/are reading in class. The student versions are not done yet, but I will add a photo of the display when it is up next week.

We have one more biography to go, with two fun and famous people from which to choose, and I already have ideas bouncing around my brain on how to make them equally creative!

6 comments:

  1. I LOVE this idea. It is genius....and I will definitely be borrowing it sometime in the near future.

    ~Stephanie

    Teaching in Room 6

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  2. Thanks! I will try to get the Disney and Hershey ideas up soon too.

    BTW, you're blog is one of my favs!

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  3. Did you already upload the templates? And if so, where do I find them? I love your artwork! You are very talented!

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  4. I would love this template!! This is awesome and I'd love to use with my 5th graders for a research project.

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  5. Do you have the template? I would love to use this idea with my 3rd graders.

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