- Strategies for Biographies -
The two following strategies are helpful in having students focus on the subject of a biography they have been reading:
1. Memorable Scene
Students identify an incident in the life of a character whose biography or autobiography they have read. They then rewrite the incident into a scene that they and members of their small groups will present to the rest of the class.
After reading a biography of a famous individual, students continue their research to find pictures, videotapes, recordings or audiotapes of the person and any others that will help to make an introduction of this person more realistic. They also write a short introduction about the person to be presented to the class along with the results of the research. Students and teachers can determine any number of formats for the introductions.
Brown and Stephens. Learning about the Civil War: Literature and Other Resources for Young People. Linnet Professional Publication, 1998.
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