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Introduction to 'Emmeline Pankhurst, Little People Big Dreams' and features of a biography

I can name the features of a biography text.

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Year 2

Introduction to 'Emmeline Pankhurst, Little People Big Dreams' and features of a biography

I can name the features of a biography text.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. A biography is a non-fiction text
  2. A biography tells the true story of a person's life
  3. Biographies are written in chronological order
  4. Biographies are often written about significant figures
  5. Emmeline Pankhurst was a significant historical figure

Common misconception

All narratives are fiction stories.

Some narratives tell the story of real life events, making them a non-fiction text. A biography is an example of this.

Keywords

  • Biography - a non-fiction text written about someone's life

  • Chronological - following the order in which a series of events happened

  • Significant figure - a person who has done something important that influenced the world

  • Activist - a person who takes action to change something in our world

  • Suffrage - the right to vote in political elections

Show examples of significant figures and activists that are diverse, represent a variety of achievements, and are appropriate to your setting and context.
Teacher tip

Content guidance

  • Contains depictions of discriminatory behaviour.
  • Contains subject matter which individuals may find upsetting.

Supervision

Adult supervision suggested.

Licence

This content is © Oak National Academy Limited (2024), licensed on Open Government Licence version 3.0 except where otherwise stated. See Oak's terms & conditions (Collection 2).

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6 Questions

Q1.
Match the text type with the correct definition.
Correct Answer:Fiction,A story that is made up or imagined.

A story that is made up or imagined.

Correct Answer:Non-fiction,A real story or text that provides true information.

A real story or text that provides true information.

Correct Answer:Poetry,A type of writing used to stir emotions (sometimes rhymes).

A type of writing used to stir emotions (sometimes rhymes).

Q2.
What is 'narrative' another word for?
a dance
Correct answer: a story
a game
Q3.
Order the following in the way they would appear in a story.
1 - Beginning
2 - Problem
3 - Resolution
4 - End
Q4.
Which of the following would a non-fiction text be written about?
Paddington Bear
Jack and the Beanstalk
Correct answer: The Great Fire of London
Q5.
In the subject history, what do we learn about?
Correct answer: the past
the present
the future
Q6.
Why do people read non-fiction texts?
to use our imagination
Correct answer: to learn interesting or important information
to be creative

6 Questions

Q1.
What type of text is 'Emmeline Pankhurst, Little People Big Dreams'?
A fiction story
A poem
Correct answer: A biography
Q2.
Complete this sentence. A biography is often written about a __________ figure.
fictional
funny
Correct answer: significant
Q3.
Why is Emmeline Pankhurst considered a significant figure?
She lived a long time ago.
Correct answer: She helped women win the right to vote.
She had four children.
Q4.
Match the vocabulary to the correct definition.
Correct Answer:activist,A person who takes action to change something in our world.

A person who takes action to change something in our world.

Correct Answer:suffrage,The right to vote in political elections.

The right to vote in political elections.

Correct Answer:biography,A non-fiction text written about a person's life.

A non-fiction text written about a person's life.

Q5.
What does chronological order mean?
Correct answer: order of time
random order
order of importance
Q6.
Starting with the event that happened first, order the following events from Emmeline Pankhurst's life chronologically.
1 - Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Manchester, England.
2 - Emmeline didn't have the same rights as her brothers growing up.
3 - Emmeline became an activist for women's right to vote.
4 - With Emmeline's help, women eventually won the right to vote.