In order to explore the genre of “biography” in written work, the Biography Book Report will be assigned during Black History Month in Grade 6 Literacy class.
You have been assigned an individual who has made a mark in society. You will research your individual and then take your information and submit a report.
This project was issued on Monday, February 2, 2009
This project will be DUE on Monday, March 9, 2009. Your project will have 3 parts: a written report, a visual poster, and an oral report. Use the requirements that follow to complete your report and visual. Check off each requirement after you have completed it.
Part One: Written Report Book Report Cover Create an interesting book cover for your Biography Book Report. This may be hand drawn or computer generated, provided it is your original work.
Include your name, group, the title of the book, and the author in an imaginative way.
Include a creative illustration that shows something important about the book.
The source for all computer generated clip art must be appropriately cited.
Book Report Contents: Your report should follow the format below:
First paragraph (introduction) should include:
The title, author, and a brief description of why the subject of the book is important.
Middle paragraphs should include:
Identify at least one, but no more than three, character trait this person possessed and explain how it contributed to his/her success.
Explain how this person began in his/her field.
Were there any obstacles he/she had to overcome? Name any weaknesses, failures, or disappointments the subject had.
Who were (if any) the important people in this person’s life. Did the subject have a hero or role model who set an example?
Facts (details) about how this person contributed to his/her field or specialty.
What is the achievement(s) for which he/she is best known?
The part of this person’s life you admire the most, and why.
Something that surprised you the most about this person.
Concluding paragraph(s) should include:
A summation of the body of the report, including whether or not you think this book gives an honest account of your subject.
Part Two and Three: Poster and Oral Report Poster: Use a standard-sized poster board which includes:
Title of the biography and name of the author
A timeline showing important achievements
A direct quote from the book which you feel accurately portrays the subject of your biography
2-3 pictures related to your subject. These may be hand drawn, photocopied, or from the Internet. You must cite your source
All work must be neat and visually appealing
Oral Report: Prepare a 3-5 minute oral report on your subject.
Note cards are required.
Use your poster as an aide to guide you during the oral report.