4th grade Title I students chose a biography to read. Students then chunked the reading into sections. After reading a section, students used the Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then (SWBST) strategy to summarize the section. The summary was written on a post-it note. When the book was finished, all post-it notes were combined into an essay. Each student experienced a self-edit, peer edit, teacher edit, and a publisher’s edit. This means each student edited and revised their essay at least four times. This was a very detailed and at times difficult project. We are proud of the published biography summaries.

Rube Foster’s Life

Jacke Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier

A Story About Rosa Parks

The Story That Led Langston

The Jubilee Singers