It is the goal of the unit that the students work cooperatively in groups of threes and fours to read, write, interview each other, publish, and present a biography. It is also the goal of the unit that the students will be able to pictorially represent a specific snapshot of an event through a variety of visual modes suitable for the student (timeline, comic strip, photo collage, etc.)
The students will be guided through the biography writing process by a writing checklist or rubric which will also be used as an assessment tool for the teacher. The checklist will ensure mastery or proficiency of the activity is gained.
It is my hope that my students will gain knowledge of the five principles of the biography, and utilize all the elements of voice, organization, figurative language, and implement them into their future writing skills. I hope that in the future, my students will be able to write an autobiography or biography remembering the skills and knowledge that what was taught to them during this unit.