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Writing Biographical Texts PowerPoint

Free on Plus | 29 pages (PDF, PowerPoint)|Grades: 5 - 6

A 29 slide editable PowerPoint template to use when teaching older students about the structure and language features of biographical texts.

This PowerPoint presentation has been designed to teach your students about the text structure and language features of biographical texts. It addresses the following content:

  • an overview of the purpose and types of biographical texts
  • an example biography about Sir Edmund Hillary
  • an overview of what to include in a biography
  • an explanation of the language features found in biographical texts, with examples taken from the sample biography.

Class, group and individual activities for students are also included.

  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...

  • 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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