Writing an autobiography

Challenge reference: 4901

Notional learning hours  20
Level Entry 1
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will identify the some of the key features of autobiographical 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. Write a simple autobiography.

Assessment criteria

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

The learner can:

    • State what an autobiography is
    • Listen to two or three texts in this genre
    • Describe themself orally using adjectives in grammatically correct simple sentences
    • Speak about key memories and achievements
    • Recall significant life events 
    • Describe themself using adjectives in grammatically correct simple sentences
    • Record key memories; achievements; and significant life events
    • Order these event in chronological order
    • Write in 1st person, past tense
    • Use connectives such as: 'and', 'but', 'so', 'then', 'because' and 'when'
    • Use capital letters, full stops and commas in lists
    • Caption an illustration or photograph