Create a flipbook that clearly illustrates the most significant aspects of a biography subject.
Turn Your Students into Biography Writing Superstars
Students often find it challenging to write biographies. Informative writing requires the writer to decide what is essential, which is challenging to a new writer because they have to rely on their own judgment.
By using this biography flipbook, your students will analyze and organize the most important aspects of a person’s life and write about them.
Students will go through each page, including the following information about their biography subject:
- Basic Information
- Early Life
- Adult Life
- Legacy & Achievements
- Personality Traits
After all the sections are filled in, students use the information to write a 1-page biography on their subject in their own words.
Finally, students cut out each section to assemble the flipbook and staple them together in order.
Through completing this activity, students demonstrate their ability to develop a topic, gather relevant information, and paraphrase the information avoiding plagiarism.
Scaffolding + Extension Tips
In addition to individual student work time, use this writing activity as an in-class or homework assignment for:
Additionally, students who need more support with these concepts would benefit from completing this worksheet in a 1:1 setting or guided writing group.
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Give students a jumpstart on writing about people with 24 sentence starters.
Use this multipurpose timeline template for a variety of assignments, projects, and more!