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Biographies

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  • 1. BIOGRAPHIES
  • 2. Learning Objectives•To recognise features of a biography.•To look at complex sentences.
  • 3. What is a biography?• A life story of an individual written by another author.• It is generally written in the third person.• What is the difference between an autobiography and a biography?• An autobiography is a life story of an individual written by that person.• It is generally written in the first person.
  • 4. What different types of biographiesmight you find?• Biographical encyclopaedias• Directory of famous people• Authorised biographies• Unauthorised biographies• Non fiction books, eg. Horrible Histories style• Web sites
  • 5. Let’s read• Think about the different features of the text whilst we read it.
  • 6. What are the features typical ofbiographical writing?• Opening paragraph – summarises the persons life• Written in past tense• Written by the third person• Key incidents of the persons life are recounted• Usually in chronological order
  • 7. Let’s look at the text again...• What tense is it written in?• What if we were to change it to present tense?• What if we were to change the narrator? – How does this change the text? Does it make sense?
  • 8. The features to find and label.• Opening paragraph – summarises the persons life• Past tense• Third person• Key incidents of the persons life are recounted• Usually in chronological order

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