Text Marking a Biography Model Text

National Curriculum Objective
English Y3/4: Discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
English Y5/6: Identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own

Differentiation:

All Biographies are about Robert Burns with more language and more complex features added up through the levels.

Beginner Activity to identify the opening statement, sub-headings, name of the main person, dates, ages and places.  Aimed at Year 3 Emerging.

Easy Activity to identify the opening statement, sub-headings, name of the main person, dates, ages and places. Text has longer sentences than Beginner.  Aimed at Year 3 Developing.

Tricky Activity to identify the opening statement, sub-headings, name of the main person, dates, ages, places and likes and dislikes.  Aimed at Year 3 Secure/Year 4 Emerging.

Expert Activity to identify the opening statement, sub-headings, name of the main person, dates, ages, places and likes and dislikes. Text has more formal language than Tricky.  Aimed at Year 4 Developing.

Brainbox Activity to identify the opening statement, sub-headings, name of the main person, dates, ages, places, likes and dislikes and names of songs and poems. Text has more vocabulary than Expert.  Aimed at Year 4 Secure/Year 5 Emerging.

Genius Activity to identify the opening statement, sub-headings, name of the main person, dates, ages, places, likes and dislikes and names of songs and poems. Text has more vocabulary than Brainbox.  Aimed at Year 5 Developing.

Text Marking a Biography - Beginner (Worksheet)

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Text Marking a Biography - Easy (Worksheet)

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Text Marking a Biography - Tricky (Worksheet)

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Text Marking a Biography - Brainbox (Worksheet)

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