Write a Bio Poem –
A short poem that describes a person or thing is called a biography (bio) poem. The form of bio poems can vary, but below is a typical example.
Writing a Biography –
Select a person that has accomplished something notable that
interests you and whom you would like to learn more about. Do research and
reflect to answer the following questions about your subject. Then write a short
review of the life of a person.
Bio Part 2 –
This sheet is continued from the previous worksheet.
Elements Checklist –
A biography has the following components, and is typically written in chronological order. What you will be writing should contain all of the following kinds of information and meet all the criteria outlined below.
Character Traits –
Thinking about the biography you just read, choose
two character traits that best describe the person you have been
The Bio Poem –
In the space below, try writing a bio poem about a historical figure you have
studied recently. Follow the format.
Writing a Eulogy –
A Eulogy is a speech that is typically given at a funeral or a
memorial service that commemorates the life of a person who has died.
Students should use bookmark to take notes of key information as they read the biography.
Chart What You Learned –
Summarize what you learned from the biography you just read to complete the chart below.
Cereal Box Project –
Imagine that you have been hired to create a cereal box design
commemorating a famous historical figure. Your job has the
following milestones. Check off each milestone as you complete it.
Famous People –
Think of a famous person that interests you.
Answer the questions below about the person. Then begin to compose a story based on that life.
Famous Continued –
How did the person feel about the world and their life as a child?
As an adult? In their later years?
Even More Famous –
What was the first or the defining event or achievement that
made this person famous?
Bio Brainstorm –
Complete the organizer below in preparation for writing a short biography.
In preparation for writing a biography, complete
the timeline of important events in the life of your
Summing Up a Life –
The titles of biographies are very carefully selected to convey a sense of the subject’s life. Sometimes the title is
taken from something the subject said.