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BC: Hope you find this book helpful and we hope you enjoy reading biographies! | Mrs. Stephens' Fourth Grade Reading Class 2011-12
FC: Teach Us!
1: Volume One- Biography
2: Reasons for YOU to Read a Biography | " A reason to read a biography is you would want to take life lessons from another person's life story, basically learning from people. This is important for your own life" - Saanya
3: 1.As you read a biography, you learn about a famous or an infamous person/persons. 2.You can also learn about history and historical facts. 3. You might be able to discover things about ourselves. The person you read about may become your role model. 4.You can experience that person`s adventure and learn about different cultures. 5. You can go into different time periods and learn about interesting people from anywhere. 6. You learn that being different might be a good thing. | -
4: How To Read a Biography | 1.Read slowly and reread. Also take breaks and reflect on what you have read. You might want to highlight or take notes. 2. Prepare for difficult vocabulary, so have a dictionary with you and use context clues to understand all words 3. Look at the author's purpose. Was it to explain about a person or thing? Was it descriptive? Was it like a story? 4. Check the author's background to why he or she wrote the book about that person.
5: 5. Look how the author organized .... chronologically, compare and contrast, or cause and effect. 6. You should utilize pictures and photographs with captions to help understand the biography. 7. Try to find the main idea and why it's important. 8.Check the sources of the biography to make sure they have correct information 9.You may need further research because the book might not be up to date.(Ck. copyright date.) 10.Check if there are more books available to compare information
6: Biographies Read by Our Class | 1. Benedict Arnold by Mary Dodson Wade 2. Who Is Harry Houdini? by Tui T. Sutherland 3. Francis Scott Key by Lillie Paterson 4. Who Is Neil Armstrong? by Roberta Edwards 5. Walt Disney by Marie Hammontree 6. Harry Houdini by Kathryn Kilby Borland 7. The Underdogs by Mike Lupica
7: 8. Art from her Heart by Kathy Whitehead 9. When Mr.Jefferson came to Philadelphia by Ann Turner 10. Wise Guy by M.D. Usher 11. Lou Gehrig by David Adler 12. David Beckam by Rebecca Thatcher Murcia 13. Langston's Train Ride by Robert Burleigh !4. Thomas Jefferson by Carol Greene
8: Our Biography Poetry
9: Astronaut Flying, Impressing Loyal, Wise, Confident Was first on moon Neil Armstrong | Neil Armstrong | by Armaan
10: Princess Diana | by Emily | Princess Speaking, Caring Shy, Young, Popular Spoke for the people Diana
11: Thomas Jefferson | by Naheen | President Leading, Learning Aggressive, Influential, Curious Wrote Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson
12: Ruth Bader Gingsburg | by Nishita | Justice Persuading, Appreciating Hardworking, Confident, Honest Worked against Women's Discrimination Ruth Bader Ginsburg
13: Lou Gehrig | by Jack | Player Hitting, Scoring Lucky, Honored, Talented Played 2,130 Yankee games Lou Gehrig
14: Benedict Arnold | by Matthew | Sea Captain Fighting,Defending Fearless,Angry,Adventurous A merchant sea captain Benedict Arnold
15: David Beckham | by Vikram | Player Daring,Giving Popular, Talented, Polite Made US soccer famous David Beckam
16: Terry Bradshaw | by Arjun | Player Winning, Throwing Strong, Agile, Self-confident Won four Super Bowls Terry Bradshaw
17: David Beckam | by Harish | Player Winning, Losing Hardworking, Confident, Stylish Scored over goalie's head David Beckham
18: Amelia Earhart | by Saanya | Pilot Exploring, Promoting Adventurous, Courageous, Passionate Was for women's rights Amelia Earhart
19: Princess Kaiulani | by Ava | Princess Helping, Saving Affectionate, Brave, Caring Helped save Hawaiian people Princess Kaiulani
20: Francis Scott Key | by Rhea | Poet Writing, Respecting Patriotic, Musical, Creative Wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner" Francis Scott Key
21: King George III | by Grant | King Riding, Ruling Tall, Rich, Busy Mad about the taxes King George III
22: Langston Hughes | by Samir | Poet Traveling, Scribbling Popular, Committed, Proud Famous African American poet Langston Hughes
23: Working Hard and Having Fun!