Text Marking an Autobiography Model Text – Matilda

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 autobiographies are about Roald Dahl's character, Matilda, with more language and more complex features added up through the levels.

Beginner Required to identify names, locations, ages and examples of 1st person. Aimed at Year 3 Mastery/Year 4 Developing.

Easy Same text as beginner but also required to identify examples of past tense. Aimed at Year 4 Secure/Year 5 Emerging.

Tricky Text includes trickier vocabulary and children also required to identify adjectives used to describe people. Aimed at Year 4 Mastery/5 Developing.

Expert Same text as Tricky, but also required to identify Matilda's feelings. Aimed at Year 5 Secure/Year 6 Emerging.

Brainbox Text includes more challenging vocabulary and children also required to identify sequencing vocabulary. Aimed at Year 5 Mastery/Year 6 Developing.

Genius Same text as Brainbox, but also required to identify interesting anecdotes. Aimed at Year 6 Secure.

Worksheets include answers.

Text Marking an Autobiography - Beginner (Worksheet)

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Text Marking an Autobiography - Easy (Worksheet)

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Text Marking an Autobiography - Tricky (Worksheet)

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Text Marking an Autobiography - Expert (Worksheet)

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Text Marking an Autobiography - Brainbox (Worksheet)

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Text Marking an Autobiography - Genius (Worksheet)

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    2 Comments

  1. It would be great to have some of these for other characters too so that children have a range of examples to look at…

    It would make a good comprehension piece too, with questions to go alongside it!

    Kyle Edwards

    September 18, 2018

    • Thank you for your suggestion, I will pass this onto the resource creation team for future resources. Sian 🙂

      Classroom Secrets

      September 19, 2018

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