Nelson Mandela Biography Essay

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2629 words
2629 words

Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson
When Nelson Mandela was nine years old, his father died and he was sent to a village far away from home, in another part of South Africa. While he was there, he saw many fellow Africans. Some poor, most powerless, all downtrodden. At that point, his mind was made up that he would work to protect them. When the government began to segregate sides because of skin color, Mandela spoke out and fought for his people, fighting hard to make his country a free and equal place.
For this book, classroom engagement and attention being paid is key. Nelson Mandela was a key factor in world history, and it’s important for children to know who he was. Maybe implement a series of questions for kids to answer during the reading. Make sure there is a discussion at the end of the reading, followed by a small group project.
Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming
This is an interesting excerpt about the life and times of Amelia Earhart. The author moves back and forth between Amelia’s childhood all the way to her last flight. She goes into the search for Amelia and her missing plane. The pictures included in this book are amazing. Also, there are shots of handwritten notes by Amelia Earhart herself. With many sidebars, history, and background of Amelia, this book is sure to delight a classroom and leave them asking more.
This book is sure to gather questions from the students. Allow them to ask questions at will. Also, ask them questions about Amelia, and how they would feel in her shoes. Ask them about their personal feelings that captured them while listening to the book. After reading, do a research group project about Amelia Earhart, and maybe uncover some interesting facts that were not pointed out inside of ...

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...ll, mean, and much bigger than him. Greg keeps a diary and lets the pages know how uneasy and uncomfortable he is in his new surroundings. Greg has his friend Rowley around to help him through the change. Soon, Rowley starts to become popular. Greg tries to use Rowley’s popularity to help him out, but it starts to send turmoil to their friendship, testing it in a comical fashion. This book will keep you laughing and send you in all types of directions!
There are a few ideas I came up with when reading this book. There’s an interesting interview online about Jeff Kinney. Students would enjoy reading it and seeing what makes Jeff Kinney tick. After the reading, they could write their reactions to it. Also, they could split up and make a Greg Heffley song. A song about Greg, maybe a song that is already created, but changes the lyrics to Greg’s life. Just make it fun!

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that nelson mandela's father died and he was sent to a village far away from home, in another part of south africa. when the government began to segregate sides because of skin color, his mind was made up to protect them.
  • Analyzes how the book is an interesting excerpt about the life and times of amelia earhart.
  • Explains that helen keller's picture book biography uses her signature style of prose, filled with quotes, to bring the narrative of her to life.
  • Recommends an activity that involves actual food and having the kids make their own plates that would make the caterpillar "feel better" instead of feeling worse.
  • Opines that the book is a fun read for children. the colors and illustrations make it stand out. if the classroom topic for the week was cows or farm animals, why not go out and have fun?
  • Explains that seeds are amazing in the way they get planted. strong winds blow flower seeds high up into the air and carry them all over the land. this book shows the process of planting seeds, growing, blooming into a flower, and the dangers they face.
  • Opines that a light in the attic is the best of shel silverstein's poetry collections. children can easily connect and find the shenanigans of the characters humorous.
  • Opines that a great way to teach poetry is teaching kids how to act out what they read and see.
  • Opines that this is an amusing little book with fun kitty stories, tales, and tongue twisters that will forever be a great read to poetry readers of all ages in any time.
  • Describes the story of a high-school age girl who is transported on an adventure through time and space with her little brother and her friend, all in order to rescue her father.
  • Explains how literature circles can be used to highlight different elements of a fantasy, learned before reading the book.
  • Describes narnia, where owls are the wisest creature, giants snack on humans, and adventures go wild. students can create timelines that plot inventions and technological breakthroughs in science.
  • Analyzes how scieszka describes the wolf's side of the story in great detail, giving him a name to go by. lane smith’s illustrations are dark, yet humorous to an extent.
  • Analyzes how jerry pinkney introduces the reader to a baby swan who struggles to fit in to the world which doesn't understand or accept him.
  • Explains that this tall tale is about paul bunyan's family, his wife, and two children. the story would make a great geography lesson for fourth graders.
  • Analyzes how ruby lavender and her grandmother, miss eula, rescue chickens from their death at an egg ranch that is soon to be sold. the book will leave students laughing out loud but crying at the issues of life, death, and point fingers.
  • Opines that a field trip to the woods or national forest would be great lesson builder.
  • Explains that greg heffley, a middle school student, is undersized and the kids around him are tall, mean, and much bigger than him. he has his friend rowley around to help him through the change, but it starts to send turmoil to their friendship
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