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This guided Sports Figures Bio Poem Activity and Writing Papers Set (writing papers come in both Letter, Legal, Color and B&W variations!) is a great research and poetry writing activity for a lesson, literacy or poetry center or even your substitute file! Or, use the Writing Papers for your own writing activity or prompt!

It includes pages for 33 people from history to walk your students through the writing process. It also includes Example Pages to show them what a completed rough draft and final copy may look like.

Want more?  See the MEGA Bio Poem BUNDLE Here.


This poem has a biographical research slant to it. Students are asked to research the person and find the following information:

1. First and Last Name

2. 3-4 words that describe the person

3. an important relationship the person had

4. things the person enjoyed

5. things the person valued

6. things the person learned

7. things the person achieved

8. something the person is remembered for

9. where the person lived

10. date of birth and death


This resource includes the following options for EACH person in the set:

  • Graphic Organizer guides students to brainstorm words and ideas they will need for the poem as they read and study about the person.
  • Draft page. This page guides students to fill in each line. Then, they do a spell check with each other and you.
  • 2 Final Draft Writing Pages – LETTER Sized (8.5″ x 11″) Color and B&W Clip Art versions. Students write the final draft of their entire poem.
  • 2 Final Draft Writing Pages – LEGAL Sized (8.5″ x 14″) Color and B&W Clip Art versions. Great for students with larger handwriting or who need more space! Students write the final draft of their entire poem.


It also includes the following:

  • Description of the Files in the Bundle Page
  • Table of Contents
  • List of People in this Bundle in the form of a Check Off Sheet for Teacher Use Use as a sheet to assign students and check off each part of the project. I pop these on a clip board to mark for the duration of the project. I check off Org. (graphic organizer), R.D. (rough draft), and Final (published piece) as students complete each part. This way, I know where in the process each student is at and can plan accordingly.
  • Teacher Example of the Rough Draft Page. Abraham Lincoln is used on this example page.
  • Teacher Example of the Final Draft Page. Abraham Lincoln is used on this example pages. (Typed and handwritten versions.)
  • BONUS Pages! I’ve included Generic Graphic Organizer, Draft Page and Publishing Pages that have no clip art. Use these for students who want to research a person not in this Bundle.
  • Additional PDFs of just Legal Writing Pages and just Letter Writing Pages allows you to print the Writing Pages by themselves easily.


33 Sports Figures Currently Included in this Set:

André the Giant

Babe Ruth

Billy Jean King

Danica Patrick

David Beckham

Fabulous Moolah

Garry Kasparov

Greg Louganis

Ichiro Suzuki

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Robinson

Jeff Gordon

Jesse Owens

Joe Louis

Kacy Catanzaro

Katie Ledecky

Lebron James

Lindsey Vonn

Lisa Leslie

Mia Hamm

Michael Jordan

Michael Phelps

Michelle Kwan

Muhammad Ali

Peyton Manning

Roberto Clemente

Roger Federer

Serena Williams

Simone Biles

Stephen Curry

Usain Bolt

Wayne Gretzky

Wilma Rudolph

* Please be advised that some people are included in multiple sets and may be in a set you already own.