Writing - Unit Five - Autobiography
by Louis Sacher
In this unit we will be learning about autobiography - the difference between autobiography and biography.
The focus of our learning will be various biographies and autobiographies including extracts from Boy by Roald Dahl and Black, White and Gold by Kelly Holmes.
We will be learning about features of autobiography including: the use of first person past tense, chronological order, a more informal style, incuslion of anecdotes to engage the reader.
Our writing focus will be sentence structure: use of relative clauses, complex sentences, sentence openers, short sentences for effect, use of dialogue (direct and reported speech).
Children will be writing in character using the characters from the class novel Someday Angeline.
The unit outcome will be an autobiography (written in character) of Miss Turnbone from the class novel.