Well...this project was supposed to be up and going the week of Presidents Day, but as you can see...I'm a little behind! We've been working really hard writing biographies about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.
First, we read 2 biographical books on each president, one was a chapter book and one was a picture book. We took research notes on important facts we wanted to include. That was the part that took longer than I expected. With all the assemblies, holidays, conferences, etc, I overestimated the time I'd have for read aloud these past few months.
After we were done with our "research," we used 4 square writing models to write our paragraphs one by one. We edited and composed our final biographies which got displayed on these oh-so-cute glyphs from GlyphGirls on TPT. The presidents turned out HUGE! I'm talking 3 feet tall! The kids loved them and I think they turned out super cute and made for an impressive bulletin board. It may be my favorite board of all time!