Biography unit
Second graders are working on the curriculum unit Biography: Why Do We Read Biographies? In this unit on informational text, students focus on the genre of biography, how biographies are generally structured,and what kind of information is included.They learn to identify the main topic of a section of text, how to use text features to locate information, and how to write short informative summaries. Second graders will also revisit the essential questions:What is a biography? Why do we read biographies? Who is a good subject for a biography? Finally, each student will select a person to read about, and will write a short essay on the person's life while creating a beautiful poster in class. 

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