The Reading Pros Recap: Biographies

DSC02824In the picture above, a Reading Pro shows her admiration for President Lincoln by reciting the first paragraph of the Gettysburg Address (from memory).  Lincoln was one of the subjects we discussed at this month’s biography meeting.  The other fascinating subjects were Ben Carson, Rick Riordan, Henry Hudson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Louisa May Alcott, Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton, and Ghandi.

After sharing a little about our subjects, we wrote autobiographies in the style of Mad Libs.  Who knew so many kids from Maine had learned to roller-skate on the ceiling before they were 3 years old???  (Full disclosure:  these may have not been 100% factually accurate, but they were pretty creative!)



We topped off the meeting with a healthy snack:


What do Graham crackers, Monterey Jack Cheese, and many types of apples have in common?  They are all foods that were named after people!  Thanks to Ginny for thinking up a theme for this month’s snack 🙂

Next month is National Poetry Month, and we’ll be discussing Love that Dog by Sharon Creech!



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2 responses to “The Reading Pros Recap: Biographies

  1. Ok this is sad but I don’t know who some of those biography people are! What a nice idea and so cool that the theme changes every month. Is it always the same kids or does it vary depending on topic?

  2. Hi Nicole,
    I didn’t know some of them either, but the kids were very informative! We usually get the same group every month, but new members are always welcome. I have fallen behind in the blogging challenge because I’ve been out of town. I hope I can do a few make-up posts to catch up. Thanks for hosting the challenge and for checking out the blog!

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