American Literature Body Biography Project Bundle for Print and Digital is filled with a unique characterization activity for the timeless and sentimental titles you find in an American Literature middle school or high school English classroom. Your students will find plenty of opportunities for creativity during their American Literature adventures. Teachers and students will experience the unique approach of using a collaborative poster, your unit study, textual evidence, research, and the body biography project!
Give your students a relevant and modern experience while promoting the 4 C’s and achievement. I adapted the body biography concept to align with citing textual evidence, character traits, research, and inference skills.
For digital versions -You will see the PDF file in the zip folder. “Digital Version.” THANK YOU!
Includes these American Literature choices:
★ Each poster is a character from the story.
Edgar Allan Poe
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Great Gatsby
To Kill A Mockingbird
Of Mice and Men
- John Steinbeck
I could add more titles! These are my favorite to create!
★ Comes in line art for your students to add color and design.
★ Poster is 32 inches high by 10 inches wide. It requires 4 pages each.
★ Rubric for poster and Reflection Questions for group work
★ Bonus – characterization pre-planning sheets for each character!
★ Student handout that explains each part of the body biography project (there are 12 parts).
★ Teacher set up directions, learning objective/learning outcomes, background, tips, and CCSS
★ There are many completed examples included.
What’s the Student Objective?
•Review what is supportive evidence.
•Define the literary term “character trait” and explore how to provide details that support their inferences (apply this skill similar to exploring a fictional text).
•Use the novel, class notes, and web resources to research the character (subject), then cite evidence to find accurate and descriptive word choices.
•Fill out the biography graphic organizer/poster
Group work should promote:
•Intellectual understanding, abilities, and skills.
•Communication, cooperation, and teamwork skills such as planning. management, leadership, and peer support.
•Personal growth (increased self-esteem and self-confidence).
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Directions are clear and explicit.
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