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Biography Research Essay Unit   Tags: biography, essay, research  

Students will research a famous person, write a 5 paragraphy essay with in text citations, and prepare a powerpoint presentation and then present to class.
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Checklist for Essay

This list will describe exactly what needs to be included in your essay.

 

format of essay

You will write a 5 paragraph essay on your person.

Paragraph 1: Introduction - the introduction will likely only be 4-5 sentences.  Catch reader's interests with an attention getter, perhaps a questions or interesting fact about your person.  Then write a thesis statement, a sentence telling the audience the topic of the essay.

Paragraph 2: The Early Years - this paragraph should be 5-8 sentences.  Begin with a topic sentence, then give supporting details.  Remember, you aren't trying to summarize everything about your person, there are books about him/her.  Give details about 2 or 4 important/interesting things or events from their early life.

Paragraph 3: Adult Life - this paragraph should be 5-8 sentences.  Begin with a topic sentence, then give supporting details. Give details about 2 or 4 important/interesting things or events from their adult life.

Paragraph 4: Contribution(s) to American/world History - this paragraph should be 5-8 sentences.  Begin with a topic sentence, then give supporting details. Describe at least one contribution to American history your American made.  Then describe the affect it has had on American history.

Paragraph 5: Conclusion - the conclusion will likely be only 2-4 sentences.  Summarize for the reader what your report was about.  Then make a statement or ask a question that lets the reader know your report is over.

 

Writing an introductory paragraph

This video will help you write an introcuctory paragraph.

 

Checklist for PowerPoint

This checklist will explain exactly what needs to be included in your PowerPoint.

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