Oral Book Report ~ Biography
Book Report complete (10 points)
Have and interesting opening (5 points)
Speak loudly, clearly & slowly (10 points)
Make eye contact with the audience (10 points)
Tell why the person is famous (20 points)
Show evidence of preparation (10 points)
Tell person’s life story in a sequential, well organized order.
Keep audience engaged and interested (5 points)
Costume and/or Props (15points)
Total Points (100 possible)
Introducing 2nd Grade Students to Research
Giants of Texas History
Harriett “Hattie” Louise Cluck
Sally Skull — http://seducedbyhistory.blogspot.com/2011/07/sally-scull-legend-of-mustang-jane.html
“Back in the 1970s or early 1980s, Peter Jones, an American-born composer whose great-grandfather was John Coyne from the general Kilkelly area, found a batch of old letters tied together in a box in the attic of his parents home in America.”
“In the late 1970s or early 1980s Peter Jones discovered a collection of century-old letters in his parents’ attic in Bethesda, Maryland. The letters had been sent by his great-great-great grandfather, Byran Hunt, to his son, Jones’ great-great grandfather, John Hunt,[a] who had emigrated from Kilkelly, County Mayo, to the United States in 1855 and worked on the railroad. As Byran was illiterate, the letters were dictated to the local schoolmaster, Pat McNamara (d. 1902), who often wrote letters on behalf of his neighbors who were unable to read and write.
Covering the years 1858 to 1893, the Hunt letters shared family news of births, deaths, and marriages, and reports of the annual harvest. The last letter, dated February 1893, was written by John Hunt’s brother, D. Hunt, informing him of the death of their father. Peter Jones decided to compose a ballad based on the contents of the letters.”
Great grandfather had 9 children who died in one week.