Writers’ Workshop: The Biographical Sketch

In this workshop, students learn how to research and write a biographical sketch.  The workshop, for grades 3-5, consists of six 30-60 minute lessons.

Students learn and discuss the standard elements of a biography.  They select a current or historic figure to write about.  Then they practice writing short biographies.

They provide each other feedback on what they’ve written.  They publish final drafts for reading aloud and classroom displays.