Third graders did a nonfiction and biography reading unit in their classrooms. In the library we did a biography project that allowed students to become familiar with a famous person's life and explore some of the "Big Ideas" about that person, like "Why do we remember that person?" And "What character traits do they possess and what examples from their life showed these traits?" Students worked with a partner to read a picture book biography. These books are very engaging and have the advantage of offering a lot of information that can be read in a short amount of time. Students took notes on an organizer as they read.
Then they consulted PebbleGo or Britannica Online, two of our subscription databases, to find out more information about their biography subject.
Now they were ready to make a slide show using Haiku Deck, an online presentation tool. See some of the finished projects below. Nice job, third graders!
Copy of Carl sagan - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
ben franklin - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
Jackie Robinson - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires