Write an Instant Biography Poem

Directions:

Sometimes during a social studies or science unit, your teacher will ask you to do some research on a famous person.  Often,  that fact finding leads to writing a report or research paper.  As an alternative, try taking some of the facts from your notes and fill them into the form below to create an instant biography poem about your famous person.

Method:


Born in
Child of
Lived
in
Studied
Overcame
Worked as
Challenged by 
Personal traits 
Always
Never
Best known for

Sample:

Abraham Lincoln 

Born in Kentucky
Child of Tom and Nancy Lincoln
Lived in a log cabin
Learned his lessons by candlelight
Overcame lack of formal education
Worked as a storekeeper, railsplitter, lawyer
Challenged by a fighting nation
Personal traits were honesty and determination
Always helped those who couldn’t help themselves
Never gave up on what he thought was right
Remembered as the 16th President of the United States