Do you want an easy step-by-step process for teaching your students how to write a biography report? Support your students as they write their famous person reports using this simple seven step process.
Report writing is a type of informative writing. ... and what is informative writing? Informative writing is meant to give information to the reader. The information increases the reader's knowledge about a topic. So ... when students write a report, they are learning to share information with others. And as teachers isn't that our goal?
We want kids to practice their writing ... and kids are often curious about famous people. They enjoy finding out the details about the life of a famous person that they can share with their family and friends. As they write their reports, students learn how to:
There are seven steps to the report writing process. They are:
The following steps are illustrated using pictures of the templates found in the Famous Person Report package. Whether you use this package or your own materials, follow this process as you walk your students through the report writing steps.
There are different ways that students can choose the topic for their famous person reports. Students can:
Students can use different sources your students to find information about their famous people depending on the resources you have available. Students can use:
Making jot notes is a difficult skill for students to master. Provide your students with jot note templates with targeted questions to support them with this process.
Once students have finished writing their jot notes, they can write their draft reports. Students take the information they have gathered on their jot note templates and make them into paragraphs for their famous person reports.
Teachers can support their students as they revise and edit with differentiated writing checklists. Choose a checklist that matches the individual learning needs of your students. Students work through the checklist to make their writing better.
After students have went through the editing and revision process, they are ready to write a good copy for their biography report. Students can use differentiated templates or their own writing paper for the good copy of their reports.
The last step of the report writing process is adding color with illustrations to enhance what students have written in their famous person reports.
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