Thursday, June 11, 2015

Nonfiction Biography/Revolutionary Project Results + FREEBIE included!

I had to share some of our adorable Informational Revolutionary projects with all of you. They are just the cutest, but don't take my word for it...check them out below! The pictures are very self explanatory. As you can see there are examples of Jackie Robinson, Ruby Bridges, Clara Barton, and Susan B. Anthony. 

Some students worked alone, while others chose to work in partnerships. Students spent time developing research questions, researching information, taking notes, planning, drafting, editing, revising, and publishing an informative essay on a revolutionary of choice. They then were allowed to use all of their creative juices to create a "Face in the Hole" poster display. The essay is glued  onto each display, in order, so projects can be presented on Monday. Students are now an expert on their revolutionary of choice, and will teach the class facts about his/her revolutionary as well as why the person they studied is considered a revolutionary.

Want to try something like this out with your class? Robyn and I put everything together into a step by step packet. Students were able to complete the whole project independently (or with a partner) with minimal adult support. This is always our goal for an end of year activity, so we were pretty excited! Grab the packet here for free! Just leave me a comment or tag me in an Instagram post to let me know how it went. I'd love to see your projects or ideas! :)

This project will not only wrap up our revolutionary unit, but also our school year. SIX MORE DAYS. I think I can, I think I can... 

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