ERIC Number: ED240561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Using Reference Skills in Biography Writing.
An intermediate level unit on biography writing focuses on the use of reference skills to help students learn the organizational steps in writing a report about a person's life. Activities include notetaking, citing sources, outlining, writing complete sentences, and writing paragraphs, including introductory and summary paragraphs. The sessions are progressive and can be taught in one 4-6 week or two 2-3 week units. Also listed are groups of people from which to choose report topics and extension activities to help students make their reports more interesting. An evaluation section provides checklists to measure student growth in the topics covered. A bibliography of over 30 books and audiovisual materials concludes the unit. This document is one of a collection of materials from the Iowa Area Education Agency 7 Teacher Center project. (LH)
Descriptors: Biographies, Check Lists, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Notetaking, Paragraph Composition, Social Studies, Student Research, Teacher Developed Materials, Units of Study, Writing (Composition), Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Falls, IA.