Writing a Biography

Challenge reference: 4899

Notional learning hours  20
Level WTE1
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will identify some of the key features of biographical writing and apply these in their 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. Create a simple biography.

Assessment criteria

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

The learner can:

    • State what a biography is
    • Listen to two or more simple biographical texts
    • Describe a character orally 
    • Name three key events in the life of a well-known person (dead or alive)
    • Use the past/present tense to correctly explain orally why this person was/is considered significant
    • Describe a few key characteristics of a significant (living or deceased) person
    • List three significant events in their life
    • Write consistently in the past or present tense, as appropriate 
    • Write in simple sentences using initial letter sounds and known words
    • Caption a photograph