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Writing composition: biography and autobiography

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Family history
Children recount key facts from a significant and happy family event.
Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Non-fiction |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: biography and autobiography and featured in our Castles project pack.
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Shakespeare's life and works
A brief history of Shakespeare's life and works with follow-up questions to check the children's recall of the key facts.
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Non-fiction |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: biography and autobiography
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Florence Nightingale
Read the sentences about Florence Nightingale. Cut them out, rearrange them and put them back in the correct order.
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Non-fiction |  From the resource collection(s): Famous people from the past | Writing composition: biography and autobiography
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The life of Mary Seacole
A collection of stimulating activities based on Mary Seacole. Activities include comprehension, a diary entry and matching pictures to text.
Y3 Y4 | Non-fiction |  From the resource collection(s): Famous people from the past | Writing composition: biography and autobiography | Famous people
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Biography: Barack Obama
A topic based approach to biographies based on President Obama. Activities include a comprehension exercise; making a photo gallery; researching flags and facts about countries cited in Obama's biography and writing a biography. Lots of extension ideas and activities are included.
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Y5 Y6 | Non-fiction |  From the resource collection(s): Famous people from the past | Writing composition: biography and autobiography
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Biography: Roald Dahl
A six page resource based on the life of Roald Dahl. Activities include comprehension, research, character descriptions and a book review.
Y3 Y4 | Non-fiction | Famous people |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: biography and autobiography
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What was he really like?
Read the passage about Charles I. Look for facts and opinions and make notes on the chart. This resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.
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Y6 | Non-fiction | Famous people |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: biography and autobiography
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Write your CV
Write a CV to send to your next class or school. A super activity! This resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.
Y5 Y6 | Non-fiction |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: biography and autobiography
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My real life story
A useful framework to encourage children to write descriptively about an event that has happened to them.
Y6 | Non-fiction | All about us |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: biography and autobiography
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Features of a good biography
A PowerPoint presentation of some excellent pointers to children on how to be successful in writing a biography. [Forms part of the Going for gold! project]
Y6 | Non-fiction | Famous people |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: biography and autobiography | Going for Gold!
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Who is William Shakespeare?
Create a piece of informative writing about William Shakespeare. The original resource is followed by a differentiated version.
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Y5 Y6 | Non-fiction | Famous people | Shakespeare |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: biography and autobiography
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Biography planner
A useful writing frame to support information retrieval. [Forms part of the Going for gold! project]
Y3 Y4 | Non-fiction |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: biography and autobiography | Going for Gold!
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My diary
A useful framework for writing a diary entry.
Y5 Y6 | Non-fiction |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: biography and autobiography and featured in our World War II project pack.
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Research a famous person using the internet
Use the planning frame as a guide to research a famous person. [Forms part of the Explorers project]
Y6 | Non-fiction | Famous people |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: biography and autobiography and featured in our Explorers project pack.
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An ICT based research task
Fill in the sheet to create an information poster on Dahl.
Y3 | Non-fiction |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: biography and autobiography
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This is your life!
A great resource that involves the children in researching and then presenting their material. Become Michael Aspel! This is your life! [Forms part of the Explorers project]
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Y6 | Non-fiction | Famous people |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: biography and autobiography and featured in our Explorers project pack.
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