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Friday 3rd July 2020


LO: To use parenthesis in a biography.


English book, blue pen, pencil, ruler and green pen.


Biography – an account of someone else’s life written by someone else.

Emotive language – words used to evoke emotion in the reader.

Parenthesis – part of a sentence that gives extra information. It is usually demarcated with brackets, dashes or commas.

Rhetorical questions – a question someone asks without expecting an answer. The question might not have an answer or it might have an obvious answer.

3rd person - writing from a third person point of view using pronouns like he, she, it or they.


Click ‘Start Lesson’ and complete the quiz. Record your score in your English book.

Then click ‘Next Activity’.


When the video starts, you will be asked to complete the spelling test. Complete this in your English book under your Date and LO. Please mark your spelling test in green pen and record it in your English book. Please send your score to your class teacher on I Am Learning.



Planning – Choose who your biography will be about. Select someone that you will be able to write well about. You will need to carry out some research to help you with this. You could use any books that you have or reliable online sources. In your English book, make notes under the following headings – family, early life, career and significant achievements.


Magpie some vocabulary that the teacher shares. You could find some synonyms for some of these words too. When the teacher says, write a sentence using one of the words displayed.


Draw the table in your book to plan your writing using the notes you have made.


Writing – You will be asked to pause the video and write the first paragraph in your English book. Remember that the focus is to use parenthesis in your writing. Then resume the video to look at improvements.


Improvements – listen to the teacher identifying how he can improve his paragraph. Then using your green pen, make any changes to your writing so far. Use the success criteria and vocabulary on the slides to help you. Then continue writing your biography. Remember to refer back to your plan and the success criteria on the slides. Once you have completed all four paragraphs (or more if you wish), read through each paragraph and use your green pen to make any improvements.


There is no quiz to complete.