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Writing a Biography Project

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PowerPoint | 28 pages | Grades: 3 - 6

Use this PowerPoint template for students to author a researched-based biography on a historical figure.

Biographies are an essential genre of literature

These immersive texts allow readers to dive deeper into the experiences of figures and explore life through their eyes. 

Bring Your Students Into The World Of Biographies

Students will use this slideshow template to create a biographical text of an important figure through previously conducted research.

By applying…

  • Composition
  • Organization
  • Content
  • Creativity

…students will become biographers, challenged to record and analyze a figure’s most important contributions to a period or event in history.   

Additionally, this project template allows students to include additional text features relevant to their biography, such as: 

  • Book Title
  • Table of Contents
  • Glossary
  • Timeline

A grading rubric is also included in the download.

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the Google Slides and PowerPoint versions of this resource. 

This resource was created by Lauren Blankenship, a teacher in Florida and Teach Starter Collaborator. 


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