Center Focus

Biographical Data Organization

  1. This may take a little time for you to prepare. You will need to write separate sentences about a particular person. It can be yourself, an author, a historical figure or anyone of interest to your class.
  2. Have a set of data for your students to sort by. For example: personal life, education, job, hobbies, etc.
  3. Your students will need to read each sentence and then categorize it according to the set of choices you give. You may want to give them the option of making up their own category if they feel that a particular sentence doesn't fit the given categories.
  4. You can have them color code the sentences to show the category in which they belong, or have them write out the topic.