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Biography Dress Up

Dear Parents and Students,

Our next project is a biography book report. A book report is a demonstration of learning from a book that was read. Parent support and encouragement of this project will pay off in future years with greater independence and competence. The final project should be a reflection of your effort and understanding.

Project Guidelines:

1. Begin reading and taking notes . Read any biography book during the next two weeks. Some interesting people to read include:

presidents and first ladies (J.F.K.)

sport figures (Tony Hawk)

artists (Claude Monet)

movie stars (Tom Hanks)

singers (Brittney Spears)

people in history (Wilbur and Orville Wright)

scientists or inventors (Benjamin Franklin)

social activists (Harriet Tubman)

2. Use your notes to make a minimum one page report and write a talk for your character. Use as much information as you have learned about your subject. Include the title and author, what failures or struggle the person had before he/she was successful, the main accomplishment, and how the person's accomplishment affected the world. A fourth grade student is expected to "read and respond to a wide variety of significant works of children's literature by distinguishing important events". It is expected for students to demonstrate how much they learned from the book they read for the month. The final project is due September 30th.

Students will give an oral book talk about their character. Basically, they will give information on their learning about that subject. According to the state standards, all students will be expected to "deliver oral presentations to include facts and details that help listeners focus." Make it fun!

I will be more than happy to assist in any way. If you should need help in finding books or supplies please let me know as soon as possible. The most important item to remember: START EARLY!!! Please feel free to contact me with any questions about this project.


Loretta Wolfinbarger


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