Biographies of Famous People

A Biography is a true story written about someone’s life. There are many biographies of famous people that students can read, and they are written on a variety of reading levels to meet the needs of all types of readers. Famous people that children enjoy reading about are people from long ago, such as George Washington or Betsy Ross; or from more recent times, such as Neil Armstrong or Ronald Reagan. Reading and learning about biographies of famous people is essential in school. Children enjoy reading about renowned peoples’ lives, and really learn a lot of life lessons by reading them. Some children can even make life connections to the people that they read about and certainly relate to them. This type of genre is read during class as a read-aloud by the teacher or in small reading groups facilitated by the instructor.
EXPLORERS
In olden times very little about the world was known. Many countries in Europe sent out explorers to discover new lands, find trade routes, seek treasure, and gain territory for their country. Learn about explorers from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong. The biographies of famous explorers include their photos, date and place of birth, occupation, date of death, early life, brief descriptions of their famous voyages and expeditions, their personal life and major accomplishments. They are useful for kids as they are clear, concise, and comprehensive and develop an understanding of the world.
SCIENTISTS
Kids learn about famous scientists who have made major advances in the world of science. Every biography has the scientist's picture, name, date and place of birth, occupation, date of death (if not alive). It includes a brief sketch of the major achievements, family life, education, theories, other interests and occupations of the scientist, life at the end, and a brief summary of the accomplishments of the scientist. The biographies have interesting pictures and the language used is simple. The aim is to expose kids to the world of science in an interesting and inspiring way and encourage kids to think.
WORLD LEADERS
Learn the real life stories of brave men and women who have brought change in the world with their path breaking ideas and actions. The biographies of famous world leaders help kids to know the people, their achievements and contributions that have shaped the course of our world. Kids are inspired by their ideas, thoughts and lives of selfless service to others that have been presented in an interesting way. Each biography gives their picture, name, date and place of birth, occupation, date of death (if not alive), their early life, personal life, their calling or political life, and major accomplishments.
WRITERS
The biographies of famous writers encourage kids to know and understand the feelings of the writers, expressed in their famous works. They motivate kids to read their great writings. This helps them to see the world from a different perspective. Kids improve their language skills, vocabulary, self expression, creative writing skills and more. Kids learn to be keen observers and thinkers and express their feelings and emotions in words. Each biography contains a picture of the writer, their personal details, early life, their writings, other occupations, personal life and major accomplishments.
ARTISTS
The biographies of famous artists highlight their life and their inspirations. In an interesting way kids understand and appreciate their contributions to art. Knowing about the artist's life and achievements and how they expressed their personal experiences and feelings in their art, is a great way for kids to learn different styles of art. The biographies include pictures of the masterpieces of the great artists. They also contain personal information about the artists, their photograph, early life, different periods of their life and its impact on their art, and their major accomplishments.

Biographies for Kids

Biographies for kids are non-fiction books written on the students’ levels so they can get a glimpse into a person’s life. These stories are used by teachers to support their instruction when teaching about the concept of biographies (and autobiographies) or when they are teaching about a particular person’s life accomplishments. Life stories of famous people give much insight into the lives and history of a particular time, and they are not only used to teach reading, but history as well! Students take pleasure reading biographies for kids because they like reading other peoples stories; reading their life’s failures and successes at the same time bring reality into their lives. These genre types can be found on many different people, and the students will have a wide variety of biographies, and even autobiographies for kids to read!

E-books for Kids

E-books for kids is a relatively new concept within many schools, and they have proven to be quite popular with teachers and students alike. E-books are a great way to motivate children to read. They are interactive, which allows the reader to click on words or images and get something in return; perhaps an oral reading or pronunciation or a picture that will move around and talk. Being interactive, this reading modality is available in many genres, such as non-fiction books, fiction books, fantasies, mysteries, and much more. These unique forms of reading material are conveniently downloaded, and many of them can be found for free. Teachers use e-books for kids in their classroom to help emphasize reading skills, as well as content skills in specific subjects.
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