Biography and Autobiography (Non-fiction)

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Biography and Autobiography (Non-fiction)

KS2 Non-fiction: Biography and Autobiography (Planning documents, PowerPoint and worksheets)

Literacy Framework Planning: KS2 Non-fiction Biography and Autobiography

This unit of work is desgined to cover biography and autobiography (non-fiction) at KS2. Literacy Teaching Resources: Biography and Autobiography (Non-fiction) is a complete unit of work (includes a planning overview, assessment guidance, detailed lessons and activities, 85 slide PowerPoint and dozens of accompanying worksheets).  The lessons study Roald Dahl and use Roald Dahl's autobiography Boy to contextualise the exploration of autobiographical writing.  Lessons follow the Phase 1,2 and 3 teaching sequence and cover the related core learning objectives (see preview images below).
KS2 Literacy Teaching Resources: Biography and Autobiography (Non-fiction) includes a range of varied lessons and activities throughout teaching phases one, two and three for children of all abilities.  Activities include:

  1. Talk for writing - What's the difference between biography and autobiography?
  2. Exploring and discussing a traditional biography - Charles Dickens
  3. Studying Multi-modal texts - online biographies using film, cartoons and animation
  4. Individual, pair and group work lessons
  5. Assessment of prior learning - Roald Dahl biography
  6. Writing in the first and third person
  7. Exploring different types of autobiography - a Facebook page, blogs, websites
  8. Creating a family tree
  9. Presenting characters in autobiography - characters in Roald Dahl's Boy
  10. Cross curricular links: Geography (Norway chapter from Boy)
  11. Teaching description, dialogue and action in non-fiction
  12. Using personal pronouns effectively
  13. Effective adjectives and descriptive writing using the senses
  14. Writing assessment task - writing an autobiographical account
  15. Detailed Literacy framework plans for phase 1, 2 and 3 teaching
  16. 86 slide PowerPoint presentation
  17. 24 pages of worksheets to accompany the PowerPoint lessons

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