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A Biography Study: Using Role-Play to Explore Authors' Lives

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Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Seven to ten 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Carol S. Anderson Gibson

Phoenix, Arizona

Debra J. Coffey

Knoxville, Tennessee

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A Blast from the Past with Nuclear Chemistry

After researching the history and basic facts of a nuclear chemistry topic, students utilize the Web 2.0 tool Timetoast to create an electronic timeline that they use to present their research to the class.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Timeline

Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 11

Alex Haley, author of Roots, was born in 1921.

Students explore their own roots by interviewing family members and use their family history to write a fictional account of their roots.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 29

Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832.

Students brainstorm important events and people that might serve as the beginning of an interesting piece of writing. They then use the Bio-Cube to plan their writing and write an essay about a memorable person.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 18

Their Eyes Were Watching God was published in 1937.

Students brainstorm the kinds of stories they know and where these stories come from. Students return to these questions as they begin reading Hurston's novel.

 

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