Author: Elaine Kirn
Suitable for: Secondary Students, Young Adults, Adults
What It Is: These Biographies are about famous people, living or dead. But biographies can also say something about “ordinary” people’s lives, especially the “messages” they send or the “lessons” they might teach.
Why You Need It: With these engaging, effective ideas to teach or learn reading skills and strategies to practice and test listening comprehension of “mini-speeches,” to provide writing practice based on models, and much, much more!
What It Does: Most learners—and teachers—enjoy reading about people, so
true biographic material is intrinsically motivating. The purpose of this teacher-resource book, along with the reproducible student material it contains, is to offer ideas on how to make productive use of this common form of written communication.