A biography is a nonfiction book that tells all about someone's life. In this movie, Annie writes a biography about Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three gold medals in one Olympics. You’ll learn about the writing process and learn how to write a biography. First, you choose a subject and brainstorm questions you have about the person. Next, you research resources found on the Internet and in a library and take notes. Then, you create an outline and write a rough draft. You can revise and proofread your first draft to create a final draft that's ready to be published and shared.

Biography Lesson Plan: An Introduction to Biographies

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 1-5, students will use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about biographies. Students will then select a person whose biography they would like to read (or watch a short video about on BrainPOP). Finally, students will write their own biography on a selected person. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Biography Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about biography writing. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Biography. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Biography Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about reading biographies and biography writing. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Biography topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »