Teaching Resource

Dr Mae Jemison – Biography Structure Sorting Task

Free on Plus | 3 pages (PDF)|Grades: 5 - 6

A sorting task to help students learn about the structure of a biography.

Use this teaching resource to reinforce the structural features of a biography.

Students cut out and read each paragraph of the biography of Dr Mae Jemison. They must then glue each paragraph into the correct row of the scaffold table.

An answers page is provided.

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1504

    Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic as well as the degree of formalityElaborationsbecoming familiar with the typical stages and language features of such text types as: narrative, procedure, exposition, explanation, discussion a...

  • ACELY1701

    Identify and explain characteristic text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsexplaining how the features of a text advocating community action, for example ...

  • ACELA1518

    Understand how authors often innovate on text structures and play with language features to achieve particular aesthetic, humorous and persuasive purposes and effectsElaborationsexploring a range of everyday, community, literary and informative texts...

  • ACELY1711

    Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a textElaborationscomparing the structures and features of different texts, including print and digital sources on similar topics, and evaluating which features be...

  • ACELY1702

    Navigate and read texts for specific purposes applying appropriate text processing strategies, for example predicting and confirming, monitoring meaning, skimming and scanningElaborationsbringing subject and technical vocabulary and concept knowledge...

  • ACELY1712

    Select, navigate and read texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies and interpreting structural features, for example table of contents, glossary, chapters, headings and subheadingsElaborationsbringing subject and...

  • ACELA1797

    Investigate how the organisation of texts into chapters, headings, subheadings, home pages and sub pages for online texts and according to chronology or topic can be used to predict content and assist navigation(View this topic on www.australiancurri...

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