Year 5: Biographies and Autobiographies (Week 1 of 2)

This bundle includes 5 complete lesson plans, resources and an interactive PowerPoint to support the learning of Biographies and Autobiographies. This week, children will focus mainly on biographies. They will learn to read and identify the features of a biographical text before applying these when asked to write a biography about another member of the class during lesson 5! SPAG/GPS covered this week: prefixes, suffixes and sentence types (simple, compound and complex).
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Lesson 1: To read, compare and identify the features of a biography
Lesson 2: To rewrite a biography extract using dialogue
Lesson 3: To investigate suffixes
Lesson 4: To investigate sentence structure in formal writing
Lesson 5: To write a biography

Total Number of Slides: 32
Lesson Plans Included? Yes
Resources Included? Yes


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  • roald_dahl.docx
  • thomas_edison.docx
  • usain_bolt.docx
  • Lesson-3---Spelling-List.pdf
  • Lesson-2---Extract.pdf
  • Lesson-2---Starter-Dictation.pdf
  • Biographies-and--Autobiographies---Week-1.pptx
  • Lesson-Plan---Week-1-(Biographies-and-Autobiographies).docx
  • Lesson-4---Conjunction-List.pdf

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