Every year I want to participate in the Read Across America Day festivities, but it seems like many of the ideas are too primary or do not hit our standards. This year I decided to change that and made my OWN project to match the standards! We are currently studying nonfiction conventions and informational writing.
With this project students will be researching the life of Dr. Seuss and writing a biography and publishing it in the format of a brochure. Students then will create the conventions to match the writing.
Here is a rundown of the project:
The purpose of this package is to integrate research skills, text features, and informational writing with “The Man that Made a Cat Famous” birthday and Read Across America Day.
Students will use the internet to research his life and write a short biography of his life. Then, students will create a brochure describing his life while integrating text features. The brochure includes the following text features:
· Bold print/ types of print
· Table of Contents
· Picture with a caption
Also included in this package are an assessment rubric, a research/ note taking page and a list recommended websites for research.
Please note that this can be differentiated many ways. It can be an at home project, an extension project for younger students, an independent school research project or a guided project used for modeling. In my classroom, we will research together, with the teacher modeling for students how to take notes as the students copy. The biography will be written together as a shared writing piece. Then, students will work with partners to determine the headings, table of contents headings, bold print words, glossary, words for the index, and create their own picture and caption.
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