Read Kansas! Intermediate - I-3 Famous Kansans
This lesson is designed to help fourth grade students develop abilities in writing persuasive text. Students will read biography cards on several famous Kansans. They will select one of those people and write a persuasive nomination for that individual for inclusion in a Hall of Fame. This lesson is designed to take four days to complete, but can be adjusted according to student abilities. Suggestions for extended activities are also included.
To view a PDF of the front and back, click on the card
4th Grade Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 1, Indicator 1: The student researches the contributions made by notable Kansans in history.
4th Grade Writing Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 3: The student uses details to support the author's position. (Ideas and Content: prewriting, drafting, revising: N,E, T, P).
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 11: The student writes to convey opinion and to convince the reader to agree with the author. (Voice: prewriting, drafting, revising: N,E,T,P).
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core ELA):
- W 4.1: The student will write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.