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Write a Biography of Carmen

Spanish Language – Inspired by Carmen Sandiego Episode 1, kids write a brief biography of Carmen and practice peer editing.

Practice Your Writing Skills

Kids practice their writing, researching, and collaboration skills as they create a short biography of the globetrotting hero.

Watch Episode 1 in Spanish!

Activity Instructions

Kids write a brief biography of Carmen based on the information they learned in Parts 1 and 2
of “Becoming Carmen Sandiego.”

  1. Have your kids include the following: birthplace, where she was raised, favorite activities,
    teachers, what she learned, and what she was like as a child. Support novice-level kids
    by providing a graphic organizer to help them categorize the information. Then lead a whole-
    class brainstorming session to elicit the vocabulary students will need to complete this task.
  2. Have kids proof their work for grammar, spelling, and conventions.
  3. Have kids exchange papers and peer edit.
  4. Have kids make any necessary changes and add images to illustrate their paragraph.
  5. Kids publish to a class website or post around the room.