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Telling My Story: Make a Bio-Cube

 

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Telling My Story: Make a Bio-Cube

Grades 3 – 5
Activity Time 20 to 30 minutes to create and construct the cube, plus time to write and discuss
Publisher International Reading Association
 

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Activity Description

The Bio-Cube tool asks children to describe a person using key pieces of information. Constructing an “All About Me” cube gives children a chance to share interesting details and thoughts about themselves, including their biggest obstacles and important quotations. Get into the spirit by making a Bio-Cube about yourself before sharing the activity. Children can also use the cubes as the basis for a short writing task.

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Why This Is Helpful

Successful students can do more than just understand what they’ve read; they can also boil it down to the essential information. The Bio-Cube tool helps children condense what they want to say about themselves. The cube activity also offers a chance for self-discovery, allowing children to see how complex they are.

This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan “Getting to Know You: Developing Short Biographies to Build Community.”

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