Biographies

By Jenna Richter | February 18, 2016 | Literacy

We are currently working on reading and writing biographies.  Each day this month we will be reading about a different historical figure and discussing their importance.  Today in K-1 literacy small group time, we read a biography of Dr. Suess in honor of his upcoming birthday March 2nd.

Children wrote three sentence biographies about someone they admired.  Finn wrote about his dad, Boden wrote about Louie, Louie wrote about Harlow and Harlow wrote about Finn.  How endearing that they admire each other so much.

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Finn considering the third sentence.

 

 

Finn's three sentence biography: "My dad's name is Jared. My dad loves our dog. Also dad loves me very much. The End."
Finn’s three sentence biography: “My dad’s name is Jared. My dad loves our dog. Also dad loves me very much. The End.”

We also read the Man Who Walked Between Towers by Mordicai Gerstein.  The children were enchanted by the story of Phillipe Petit and his tightrope walk between the towers of the World Trade Center.  We went online and were able to see pictures of him walking, dancing and laying down on the wire a quarter of a mile in the sky.  Their favorite part was the judges punishment that he would have to perform for the children of the city in Central Park.