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Summarising 'Emmeline Pankhurst, Little People Big Dreams'

I can summarise why Emmeline Pankhurst was a significant figure.

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Year 2

Summarising 'Emmeline Pankhurst, Little People Big Dreams'

I can summarise why Emmeline Pankhurst was a significant figure.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. A person's actions and words can tell us about their character.
  2. Emmeline Pankhurst showed determination and bravery in pursuit of fighting for women's rights.
  3. Emmeline Pankhurst showed resilience and never gave up.
  4. Emmeline Pankhurst influenced many others through her actions.
  5. Emmeline Pankhurst contributed to significant historical change.

Common misconception

We can only find out information that is written in the text.

You can infer greater meaning about a person or event by looking for clues within the text.

Keywords

  • Summarising - to give the most important parts or main points of a story

  • Character - the qualities that describe what someone is like on the inside

  • Influence - an effect on the character or behaviour of someone else

  • Significance - the importance of someone or something

  • Historical change - a significant change that takes place over the course of time

Offer students an opportunity to think of other character traits that are admirable and how they can show these.
Teacher tip

Content guidance

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

Supervision

Adult supervision suggested.

Licence

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6 Questions

Q1.
What cause was Emmeline Pankhurst an activist for?
Correct answer: women's suffrage
women's education
men's rights
Q2.
What type of text tells us the story of Emmeline Pankhurst's life?
a fiction narrative
Correct answer: a biography text
a poem
Q3.
When retelling the story of a significant figure's life, I should ...
memorise the entire story and include every detail.
Correct answer: summarise the most important parts of their life to retell.
only retell the beginning of their life.
Q4.
How can you build a greater understanding of a text?
guess what the story is about
Correct answer: answer questions by retrieving important information
read it once
Q5.
Match the vocabulary to the correct definition.
Correct Answer:significant figure,a person who has done something important in our world

a person who has done something important in our world

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:suffragette,an activist for women's right to vote

an activist for women's right to vote

Q6.
When Emmeline Pankhurst was alive, life was ...
exactly the same as it is now.
lots of fun.
Correct answer: very different and unfair for women.

6 Questions

Q1.
A person's actions and words can tell us more about __________.
what they look like
Correct answer: their character
the future
Q2.
Match the vocabulary to the correct definition.
Correct Answer:curious,eager to know or learn something

eager to know or learn something

Correct Answer:determined,showing a strong desire to do something and not give up

showing a strong desire to do something and not give up

Correct Answer:brave,showing courage to do something that doesn't feel easy

showing courage to do something that doesn't feel easy

Q3.
Which of the following is an example of Emmeline showing curiosity?
Correct answer: She wanted to read lots of books to learn about the world.
When her husband died, she kept working and raising her children.
She encouraged women to do jobs they had never done before.
Q4.
How would you best summarise Emmeline's bravery?
She gave up on fighting for women's rights when it got difficult.
Correct answer: She fought for what was right and fair, even though it was incredibly hard.
She read lots of books because she wanted to learn.
Q5.
Match the vocabulary to the correct definition.
Correct Answer:influence,an effect on the character or behaviour of someone else

an effect on the character or behaviour of someone else

Correct Answer:significance,the importance of someone or something

the importance of someone or something

Correct Answer:historical change,a change that takes place over the course of time

a change that takes place over the course of time

Q6.
How can we summarise why Emmeline is considered such a significant figure?
Correct answer: She contributed to historical change, making the world fairer for women.
She was hardworking and brave.
She lived a long time ago.