LaTonya Jones

LaTonya Jones
3rd Grade ELA
138 Lessons
Moya Elementary
Phoenix, AZ
Student Environment:
Urban
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What is a Biography?
 
Big Idea: In preparation for our Biography Tea project, students explore various books about famous people to locate specific elements.
Standards:
  Favorites (15)   Resources (14)   Reflections (1)
Biography - Locating Facts
 
Big Idea: Students conducted a mini-research project by reading a biography about a notable person in preparation for more extensive research for our Biography Tea.
Standards:
  Favorites (4)   Resources (12)   Reflections (1)
Biography Research: Avoiding Plagiarism
 
Big Idea: Students learn about plagiarism and how to avoid it. They create a step book in order to take brief notes as they conduct research on a famous person.
Standards:
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Biography: Taking Brief Notes
 
Big Idea: Students apply what they have learned in the previous three lessons to begin researching their famous person for the Biography Tea.
Standards:
  Favorites (1)   Resources (13)   Reflections (1)
Biography: Taking Brief Notes (Day 2)
 
Big Idea: Students continue applying what they have learned in the previous four lessons to conduct research about their famous person for the Biography Tea.
Standards:
  Favorites (1)   Resources (14)   Reflections (1)
Biography: Taking Brief Notes (Day 3)
 
Big Idea: Students continue gathering information to learn about their chosen famous person and write an informational essay. In this lesson, they focus on interesting facts.
Standards:
  Favorites (2)   Resources (15)   Reflections (1)
Biography: Taking Brief Notes from Multiple Print Sources (Day 4)
 
Big Idea: Students apply what they have learned in previous note-taking lessons to continue researching their famous person for the Biography Tea using an encyclopedia.
Standards:
  Favorites (1)   Resources (12)   Reflections (1)
Biography: Taking Brief Notes from Digital Sources (Day 5)
 
Big Idea: I took students to the computer lab where each had access to a laptop computer. I started the lesson by reminding students that researching involves gathering information from multiple sources.
Standards:
  Favorites (1)   Resources (11)   Reflections (1)
Biography: Drafting an Informative Essay
 
Big Idea: Students have concluded five days of research. They gathered information from multiple print and digital sources about a famous person of their choosing. It is time to write the informative essay.
Standards:
  Favorites (1)   Resources (14)   Reflections (1)
Biography: Revising an Informative Essay
 
Big Idea: Students apply what they have learned in previous lessons about conjunctions to produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
Standards:
  Favorites (3)   Resources (13)   Reflections (1)
Biography: Editing an Informative Essay
 
Big Idea: Students make corrections to their informational essay about a famous person they have been working on in preparation for the Biography Tea.
Standards:
  Favorites (2)   Resources (12)   Reflections (1)
Biography: Publishing an Informative Essay
 
Big Idea: Students use a word processing program to type their biography report for the final stage of the writing process.
Standards:
  Favorites (1)   Resources (13)   Reflections (1)
Biography: Informative Essay Assessment
 
Big Idea: Students are assessed on their written informative essay about a famous person for the Biography Tea
Standards:
  Favorites (2)   Resources (12)   Reflections (1)
Biography: Biography Speech
 
Big Idea: Students write speeches as they take on the persona of their famous person for our Biography Tea.
Standards:
  Favorites (2)   Resources (12)   Reflections (1)
Biography: Oral Report
 
Big Idea: Students recite the speeches they have written for the Biography Tea.
Standards:
  Favorites (1)   Resources (13)   Reflections (1)
Biography: Display Board
 
Big Idea: Students work to create a display board about the life of their famous person for the Biography Tea.
Standards:
  Favorites (1)   Resources (13)   Reflections (1)
Biography Tea - The Big Day is Here!
 
Big Idea: Students take on the persona of their famous person to tell about their life and accomplishments and answer questions from the audience.
Standards:
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