Writing a biography

Challenge reference: 4898

Notional learning hours  20
Level Entry 1
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will identify some of the key features of biographical writing and apply them in these own writing.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Listen and respond to texts in this genre.

  2. Write a simple biography of a well-known person.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Listen to two or three simple biographies
    • Describe characters orally and in writing
    • Describe significant events in the life of a well-known person
    • Express a personal opinion
    • Describe a character using adjectives
    • Record significant events in the life of a well-known person
    • Sequence significant events and information in chronological order
    • Express a personal opinion
    • Write in simple sentences using capital letters, full stops and commas in lists
    • Write in past tense