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Language Arts: Visual Biography

Lesson Plan Published 11/14/17 Last updated on 5/30/19

Students use Adobe Spark to create a visual biography of a historic figure. Students tell the person’s story, leveraging the layout, design, and interactivity of Spark Page, Post, and Video to emphasize important events or aspects of their life. The goal is for students to use a digital media tool to communicate their ideas and help viewers visualize and understand their subject.

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  • Adobe Spark

    Adobe Spark is an easy-to-use tool that helps you turn your ideas into compelling social graphics, web stories, and animated videos

Age Levels
1+ Day
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Digital Citizen

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Charles Herring

Posted on 1/1/19 2:53:04 AM Permalink

Although I am not one of our Language Arts teachers, I can see how this can be very useful in helping our students develop a multisensory project that allows them to reach more people because they are touching upon multiple senses of their audiences.

Stella Maris Berdaxagar

Posted on 12/3/18 12:28:44 AM Permalink

​I find this lesson plan very useful for my ESL classes and adaptable to different levels and students' interests and needs. It allows modifications regarding sections, language skills and activities and might include assessment , feedback and expanded sharing options

Ali Imam Reza

Posted on 11/30/18 5:45:32 PM Permalink

It's wonderful.

Edward Benesh

Posted on 8/26/18 3:20:01 AM Permalink

​This is awesome. What a great teaching tool. It is so simple and easy.

Osi Ejiofor

Posted on 5/2/18 10:15:25 PM Permalink

​The idea is simple but very effective at engaging students and allowing them to all access the task but also present information with a variety of depth.

Michel Sohel

Posted on 4/11/18 10:26:06 PM Permalink

​Its a beautiful example of visual story telling. Anybody's biography can be made interesting with this approach.

Claire Richards

Posted on 2/3/18 11:22:02 AM Permalink

  • This is great, Spark is ideal for a chronological story. It could be quite dynamic to view with videos popping up. I've seen some great investigative journalism presented in this way recently and it's really engaging. I imagine students would enjoy working with images as well, much friendlier than working with just text!