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Explore the D'Aulaire classics and be duly inspired by larger-than-life people who impacted the shaping of America. In 5 short weeks, Blackbird & Company guides will walk upper elementary and middle school (grades 4-8) writers through the process of composing an original biographical essay. Weeks 1 - 3 activities introduce a rich vocabulary to describe the character traits exemplified by these historical figures, provide observation questions designed to help students extract details that matter, and equip students with the scaffolding that enables them to craft one body paragraph that will later become part of the culminating essay. During week 4 students craft a simple introduction and conclusion, put the components together, and, viola, an essay! There is a fifth week creative project, of course, that offers directives to tap into the students imagination.

Grades 4-8

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Abraham Lincoln - d'Aulaire

Abraham Lincoln - d'Aulaire

Learn about America's most beloved President.
Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire
Benjamin Franklin - d'Aulaire

Benjamin Franklin - d'Aulaire

Early to bed and early to rise…
Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire
Bufallo Bill - d'Aulaire

Bufallo Bill - d'Aulaire

Learn about the man in the buckskin suit.
Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire
Columbus - d'Aulaire

Columbus - d'Aulaire

Join the greatest mariner that ever lived.
Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire
Complete Set - d'Aulaire

Complete Set - d'Aulaire

Save 10% with a d'Aulaire complete set!
Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire
George Washington - d'Aulaire

George Washington - d'Aulaire

He was born in a little red brick house.
Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire
Leif the Lucky - d'Aulaire

Leif the Lucky - d'Aulaire

Come sail the seas with Leif!
Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire
Pocahontas - d'Aulaire

Pocahontas - d'Aulaire

Hear the tale of Pocahontas as only she can tell it.
Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire

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