In addition, third graders have learned:
*Biography is a type of nonfiction that is narrative. That means that biographies are told as a story.
*Similar to fiction stories that we have read, biographies have a main character, but this character is a real person. The main character in a biography is the subject of the biography.
I read aloud 2 biographies to the class to help build shared understandings. Ask your third grade reader about the story of Cesar Chavez as told in "Harvesting Hope" and the story of Wilma Rudolph in "Wilma Unlimited." You may even want to reread them together. Both biographies share very powerful messages.