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Write a Bio Poem



Write a Bio Poem
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.57

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    fictional, based, original, writing, verse, biography, interesting, series, poetry, subject, lines, however, upper, specific, describe, poem
     content words:    Frank Baum, Dorothy Gale, Dorothy Helpful, Auntie Em, Kansas Gale, Tin Wood-man, Cowardly Lion


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Write a Bio Poem
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     What is a bio poem? Bio is short for biography. A biography is the author's story of another person's life. A bio poem is like a biography. It's a poem written about someone else. The author writes the poem about a person, character, or animal. To write a bio poem, the author must know quite a lot about the subject.
 
2     Read the following bio poem. It's based on a character from the Oz series of books written by L. Frank Baum.
 
3     Dorothy Gale

Dorothy
Helpful, kind, caring, brave,
Sister to no one,
Lover of rainbows,
Who fears wicked witches,
Needs help getting home,
Gives hugs to her friends,
Dreams of seeing Auntie Em again,
Lives in Kansas
Gale

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