Australian Curriculum 9.0 Year 6 Writing Unit Biography

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Help your students understand the basic features of a biography with this unit plan and activity bundle. Bring your writing lessons to life as the unit plan walks you through everything you need to thoroughly cover the AC9E6LA085, AC9E6LE01, AC9E6LE02, AC9E6LE05, AC9E6LY03, AC9E6LY06, AC9E6LY08 and AC9E6LY0 elements of the Australian Year 6 English curriculum (version 9.0). Fun for students, easy for you to implement and an irresistible way to help budding authors write a gripping and informative biography!

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Biography Writing Year 6 Unit Plan and Activities

Help your students understand the basic features of a biography with this unit plan and activity bundle. Bring your writing lessons to life as the unit plan walks you through everything you need to thoroughly cover the AC9E6LA085, AC9E6LE01, AC9E6LE02, AC9E6LE05, AC9E6LY03, AC9E6LY06, AC9E6LY08 and AC9E6LY0 elements of the Australian Year 6 English curriculum (version 9.0). Fun for students, easy for you to implement and an irresistible way to help budding authors write a gripping and informative biography!

The Complete Year 6 Biography Writing Unit

Bring the fun back into learning about biographies as you guide your students through the following Australian Curriculum (version 9.0) Year 6 English content descriptors:

– Identify authors’ use of vivid, emotive vocabulary, such as metaphors, similes, personification, idioms, imagery and hyperbole AC9E6LA08
– Identify responses to characters and events in literary texts, drawn from historical, social or cultural contexts, by First Nations Australian, and wide-ranging Australian and world authors AC9E6LE01
– Identify similarities and differences in literary texts on similar topics, themes or plots AC9E6LE02
– Create and edit literary texts that adapt plot structure, characters, settings and/or ideas from texts students have experienced, and experiment with literary devices AC9E6LE05
– Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text, and engage and influence audiences AC9E6LY03
– Plan, create, edit and publish written and multimodal texts whose purposes may be imaginative, informative and persuasive, using paragraphs, a variety of complex sentences, expanded verb groups, tense, topic-specific and vivid vocabulary, punctuation, spelling and visual features AC9E6LY06
– Use phonic knowledge of common and less common grapheme–phoneme relationships to read and write increasingly complex words AC9E6LY08
– Use knowledge of known words, word origins including some Latin and Greek roots, base words, prefixes, suffixes, letter patterns and spelling generalisations to spell new words including technical words AC9E6LY09

The content covered in this unit includes:

– Introduction to biographies
– Comparing biographies
– Text structure
– Language features: headings, paragraphs, complex sentences
– Proof reading and editing techniques
– Interview/research
– Presentation

Your purchase includes:
– Unit Plan – this unit follows a scaffolded literacy approach where by rich texts are used to model writing skills. Some internet links are provided in some lessons to support the lesson content. In particular, links to the suggested literature (being read out loud) in the unit have been included, in case you don’t have access to a hard copy of the book. Internet connection will be required for these lessons.
– Assessment Rubric
– Activity Bundle – this activity bundle includes a variety of activities including activity sheets, hands-on activities, posters and a suggested assessment activity.

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FAQ
How many lessons are included in this unit?
There are 20 lessons in this unit. It is anticipated that each lesson would go for about 1 hour and that you would teach two lessons a week.
Can I share this resource with my teaching partner?
No. This product is for personal use only. Multiple licences are available for use among more than one person.
On what size paper is this resource best printed?
This resource is designed to be printed on A4 sized paper. To fit other paper sizes, ensure you hit ‘fit to page’ before printing.

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Disclaimer:

This unit plan is a guide only. Teachers should use discretion when implementing. some questions have been provided to help guide students thinking but more specific questions should be added to develop conversation and deeper learning. Students should be encouraged to ask questions themselves as well.

Please note: internet and YouTube access are required to follow the unit plan.

This is a digital product only. It will be sent to you by email to download once payment has been processed.

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