Learning Objectives•To recognise features of a biography.•To look at complex sentences.
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.
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
Let’s read• Think about the different features of the text whilst we read it.
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
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?
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