Fourth Graders Study Famous Inventors
Nicole Kennedy’s fourth grade class just completed their biography unit studying famous inventors. The students were immersed in mentor texts of various biography genres such as books, magazine articles, interviews, and obituaries. They studied the many components and features of each of these types of biographies and then created their own. The students chose an inventor of their choice, researched the inventor, wrote a biography genre, created the invention, and dressed as the inventor may have dressed. The students hosted an Inventor Museum and shared their inventors with others. The students had great success with this project and were proud to create their own biography.