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Year 7 Autobiography Lesson 2

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Katherine Rickson

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Transcript of Year 7 Autobiography Lesson 2

What is the difference between a biography and an autobiography?

A biography is a text written by a person about someone else.

An autobiography is a text written by a person about themselves.
Auto
BIO
Graphy
Definition: 'self'

Examples:
1.

Definition: 'life'

Examples:
1.
2.

Definition: 'writing'
Examples:
1.
2.

autograph
biology
biodiversity
calligraphy
photography
My life
I am inspired by... because...
The worst time of my life was when...
The best time of my life was when...
My family are weird and wonderful!
This is how...
The most important things in my life are... because...
My hobbies are...
The things I really like about school are...
The things I'm not so keen on are...
I'd describe my friends as...
They would say I am...
Some unique things about me are...
My worst Experience...
The worst time of my life was when I got heat-stroke.
My most horrific memory is
from a holiday I went on in Greece. It should have been one of my best memories because holidays are supposed to be extremely enjoyable. However, I got heat-stroke after I fell asleep in the sweltering sun for three hours. What followed was three days of trembling, stomach-aches and vomiting! I'll never make that mistake again.
My worst memory is when I got heat-stroke in Greece. I fell asleep in the sun and was ill for three days. It was horrific!
I can use simple sentences, fullstops and capital letters.
I can use some different sentence types. I use some varied punctuation.
I can use different sentence types, different punctuation and imaginative vocabulary.
What is an autobiography?
To understand what an autobiography is and gather ideas to be able to write own autobiography.
Learning Objective:
I was eight when I broke my arm…

William Shakespeare was born in…

What is an Autobiography?

What do you think all these books have in common?
An autobiography is the story of your life.
The First Person
Autobiography is written in the
first person
. The narrator always tells the story from their own point of view:
TASK 1: Read the extract. Circle all the first person pronouns.

TASK 2: Have a go at this yourself. Using the first person, write a paragraph about your earliest memory.
Try to use complex sentences.
“My earliest memory is when I fell down the stairs aged three and a half. My mum had left me playing…”
I
me
my

Starter:
Aliens have arrived on earth.
You have three sentences to tell them the most important things about you.
Now reduce your sentences to just three words.
The three words that best encapsulate you!
Create a timeline of your life, noting down the main events.
You could include:
TASK:
best birthdays
births of siblings
pets
parties
holidays
achievements
Starter:
A E I S T N O R R T O
See how many words you can make from the letters below. You can only use the letters once.
The record is
20
words!
Challenge:
Can you work out the 11 letter word?
TASk:
Write an autobiography including three of the most memorable events on your timeline.
Paragraph 1:
All about you (name, age, birthday, where you live etc)
Paragraph 2:
Tell me about your family
Paragraph 3:
Your first memory (maybe one from primary school)
Paragraph 4:
Second memory
Paragraph 5:
Third memory
first, let's think about what will make our autobiography successful!
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