Biography Junior

Biography Junior

Students will learn the elements of biography stories and will write a biography about a favorite person! This 4-week class includes a weekly 35-minute Zoom call, Google Classroom materials, & personal feedback.


5 students


Class Description: Biography Writing Class for Kids

🔎 Lesson 1: A Day In the Life!

Students will learn the elements of biography stories and identify them in sample biographies from Scholastic. Choose a person to write about.

🤩 Lesson 2: Changing the World

We will read aloud part of a biography in the Ordinary People Change the World book series (for grades K-3). Students will learn how to use books and websites to conduct research and answer guiding questions.

👍 Lesson 3: A Short Bio

Students will transform their answers from Lesson 2 into a short one-paragraph biography. We will read Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions (for ages 6-10) or another high-interest biography.

📚 Lesson 4: Make a Bibliography

Students will create a bibliography to show their sources. We will practice general editing techniques, including writing complete sentences with correct punctuation.


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