Friday, September 8, 2017

Wax Museum Biography Research 3-5 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options

Engaging and ready-to-go project that provides excellent support to the history, writing, and literacy curriculum to engage students and motivate students for learning.  Tie in black history / women's history month, President's Day, or created your theme for this wax museum.  Students can write a 5 paragraph research report or the graphic organizer can be used in place of the report for differentiated instruction.  Choose what you want and then print!

There are 6th-8th and 9th-12th versions available!
<a href="">Wax Museum Biography Research 6-8 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options</a>
<a href="">Wax Museum Biography Research 9-12 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options</a>

*3-5th Grade Common Core Aligned.
*You can choose with or without Common Core State Standards on your requirements page.
*There are reference choices for MLA, APA, and CMS formats.
*There are <strong> student choice, scene backdrop, and tri-fold versions</strong> as options for this project.
*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students differentiated instruction.  
*Requirements and guidelines are detailed and organized. 
*Students know exactly what to research with the outline.
*Students will write a 5 paragraph research report.
*Gives students a choice for their character representation.
*Practical and easy to understand rubrics for teachers, parents, and students.
*Permission slip to inform parents.
*Easy scoring on a 10 points each category out of 100 points for the rubrics.   Or the rubric totals up to 100 points.
*Zip folder contains 2 PDFs and 1 PowerPoint.
*Aligned with Common Core State Standards.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3-5.4,SL.3-5.5,SL.3-5.6, W3-5.2, W.3-5.7,W.3-5.8

<strong>The way I use it...</strong>
      Students enjoy this project!  This is a 2-3 month project.  Each class is different and each year is different; therefore, I can't do everything the same each time I teach the same subject.  I give each student a three pronged folder with the packet inside.  As I scaffold and model the information to my students, I have students write in the due dates.  I make this an at-school project and have students keep their research folder in a designated location.  Also, you can choose themes for your project such as children’s authors, presidents, Native Americans, American Revolution historical figures, American heroes, African Americans, famous people/Americans, scientists/inventors, composers, or historical figures from your state. The choice is yours!

     I decided to keep the requirement pages for the variations/differentiation choices grouped together in each category.  I thought this would be less confusing for the teacher when deciding what to print out for his or her students.   It will state “Same as page #” next to the page description in the table of contents.

     Happy Teaching! 


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