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Lesson 1: Studying Autobiography Key Stage 3: English

'Roald Dahl might help!'

The stories in autobiographies are enthralling, but what about the style?

This lesson looks at the craft of writing about real events and the ways in which very good writers can draw you into their world.

Pupils will need to explore works they might already be familiar with; re-reading and examining the way in which specific incidents are framed within a chapter.

Prepare to be detectives!

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Purpose of study:

The main focus of the introductory lesson is to begin to research the work of Roald Dahl, enabling pupils to think carefully about the style of his writing; rather than the events of the story.

National Curriculum Aims / Attainment Targets Activity focus

English: Reading

  • 're-reading books encountered earlier to increase familiarity with them and provide a basis for making comparisons' English Programme of Study September 2013.
  • Research the genre.