Name: ________________ # ___ Biography Book Project Due Friday, January 31st Directions: Students will read a non-fiction biography and make a timeline about the person’s life 1) Read a non-fiction biography. Bring in the book to share with the class (if you can). 2) Choose at least five important events about the person’s life and create a timeline of his or her life 3) Be sure to include what the person is most famous for in your events. 4) The timeline must be neat and go in order of when the events happened in the person’s life. Use a ruler, crayons, colored pencils, pencils, pens or markers. You can also use construction paper, white paper or a sentence strip to create your timeline (no loose leaf paper please) 5) Draw a picture of the person the biography was about on your timeline. 6) Make sure you write neatly. Use capitals, periods, and check your spelling. 7) Be prepared to share why you chose this person’s biography to read for your book project. Use the Rubric on the back of this page to check your project. Timeline Rubric Score Appropriate Book Selection Appropriate Materials Details in Writing Grammar in Writing The book selected is a non-fiction biography on or a little above the student’s reading level. Student neatly used the appropriate materials listed in the directions, and drew a neat picture of their subject. The student uses appropriate grammar, has capitals and appropriate punctuation marks on all sentences, and all 3rd grade words are spelled correctly. 3 The book selected was a non-fiction biography book that was a bit easy for the student. Student uses the appropriate materials listed in the directions, but the project or picture is not very neat. 2 The book was a nonfiction biography that was way too easy for the student. Student uses the appropriate materials listed in the directions, but both the project and picture is messy. 1 The book was not a non-fiction biography Appropriate materials were not used. There are at least five events on the timeline that give a clear picture of the beginning middle and end of the person’s life. The events show why the person is famous. There are only four events on the timeline or the events miss one important event from the person’s life. The events show why the person is famous. There are only 3 events on the timeline and /or the events miss more than one important event from the person’s life. The events show why the person is famous Missing many events and don’t show why the person is famous. 4 Student may have 3-5 grammatical errors including capitals, punctuation, and spelling. Student has 4 grammatical errors. Student has more than 5 grammatical errors.