People Research

Explore larger-than-life people who impacted the world we live in today.

In 5 short weeks, each research guide will walk writers through the process of composing an original biographical essay.

Activities in weeks 1–3:

  • 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
  • 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, voila, create a complete essay!

Additionally, there is a fifth week creative project that offers directives to tap into the students imagination.

  • Grades 4-8

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