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

This bundle includes 5 complete lesson plans, resources and an interactive PowerPoint to support the learning of Biographies and Autobiographies. During this second and final week, children will now focus on autobiographies; in particular, ‘The Long Walk to Freedom’ by Nelson Mandela. They will be fascinated to learn about the political history of South Africa and how becoming an anti-apartheid activist contributed towards Nelson Mandela’s positive and negative experiences in life. Once pupils have developed their understanding of the purpose and structure of an autobiography through this example text, they will then begin to plan, write and edit their own during the final 3 lessons.
SPAG/GPS covered this week: adverbials, head nouns and expanded noun phrases.

Lesson 1: To read, understand and discuss an autobiography
Lesson 2: To answer questions about Nelson Mandela’s autobiography
Lesson 3: To plan an autobiography
Lesson 4: To write an autobiography
Lesson 5: To edit, improve and assess my autobiography

Total Number of Slides: 28
Lesson Plans Included? Yes
Resources Included? Yes

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  • Biographies-and--Autobiographies---Week-2.pptx
  • Lesson-2---Comprehension-Questions.pdf
  • Lesson-3---Planning-Sheet.pdf
  • Lesson-4---Self-Assessments.pdf
  • Lesson-5---Writing-Template.pdf
  • Lesson-Plan---Week-2-(Biographies-and-Autobiographies).docx

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Created: Oct 23, 2019

Updated: Oct 25, 2019

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