Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Biographies: The Characters are Coming to Life! - Section 4: Biography Character Completion


It was amazing to me the wonderful conversations that were sparked by this project.  Students were telling each other who their characters were and the interesting facts that they learned about their character through their research.  I love when learning takes place by accident!!  I did not suggest or start these conversations, yet they were taking place over the entire playground.  There were a couple of things I would change for next year however, I would definitely do the project indoors. It started snow lightly and I got nervous that the projects would get wet and ruined.  Then a huge gust of wind blew through and we were all chasing the projects.  One student's project got launched about 30 feet in the air.  We were luckily able to chase it down and grab it in the middle of the field.  It was quite the adventure.  Next year we will do this project in the gym.  

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Biographies: The Characters are Coming to Life!

Unit 13: The Story of My Life - Biographies
Lesson 5 of 17

Objective: SWBAT summarize the biography "Who Was Dr. Seuss?" Students will also finish creating their life-size character cut-outs.

Big Idea: We will be reading and discussing chapter 4 and 5 in "Who was Dr. Seuss?" We will talk about the main idea, and summarize the story so far. We will also finish up our biography character creations.

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English / Language Arts, non-fiction (Reading), biographies, biography, informational text, art
  60 minutes
life size cut out creations coloring 3
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