Biography Book Report with Oral Presentation Due Date: February 26, 2010 Report Format: Report with paragraphs and illustrations, if possible Typed Presentation: Notecards – Visual – Book Your report should include the following: 1. Cover Page – Centered on the page Book Title Author Biography of Birth and Death Year Publisher and Copyright Your Name, Date, Hour 2. Introduction: Introduce your subject. a. Give your subject’s name and a brief description. b. Include the date and place where your subject was born and raised. c. Family: Tell about his/her family life, but don’t include too many family details or details about habits and hobbies that are not influential in the subject’s future. d. Does your subject have a trademark name or phrase. e. The “Hook” f. Reason you selected this biography 3. Body: Several paragraphs a. Early years: Write what you have learned about the person’s early years. What kind of person was he/she? What was it about your subject that helped him/her succeed? How did your subject prepare for his/her future? How did these childhood experiences influence the person’s achievements as an adult? b. Middle years: What important things have happened to this person to make him/her famous? How does this person handle these events in his/her life? How did he/she change the world? What lasting effects did (or will) he/she have on the lives of others? c. Final years or Future: Describe final years or potential future. What should we know about him/her? 4. Main Accomplishments: What were this person’s main accomplishments? a. Goals: Describe the goals of this person. i. Was this person successful? Why? or Why not? ii. What factors influenced this person’s achievements? iii. What were the weaknesses, failures, or disappointments for this person? b. Influences on others: What influence did this person have on the i. Community? ii. Country? iii. World? c. Who influenced this person’s life and how? 5. Closing: a. What is your opinion of this person’s life and accomplishments? b. What is most impressive? c. Things you have learned about this person. d. What would you have done differently? e. Would you recommend this biography to others? Why or why not? f. Has this character inspired you? g. In what ways would you like to be him/her?
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