This week, as part of Black history month, we are writing a biography about the life of Harriet Tubman.
Watch the BBC teach clip again to remind yourself out about who she was and why she had such an influence on black rights. Then, complete the tasks below:
Suitable for teaching 5-11s. Harriet Tubman tells the story of her life. She shows us how she escaped slavery and then went back to help others escape too. S...
Monday 5th October
1. Complete the activity about relative clauses that has been allocated to you on Active Learn. Make sure you are confident with what a relative clause is.
2. Using the flipchart image below, practise writing some relative clauses that could fit into your introduction about Harriet Tubman.
3. Use the flipchart image below and the plan that we did in class to write the introduction to the biography about Harriet Tubman. Remember to include the success criteria in your writing ( see the bullet points on the flipchart image below)
4. You can handwrite or type your biography. Upload it to your work folder on Purple Mash for me to check.
Tuesday 6th October
1. Re-read your introduction. Does it make sense? Is it a brief overview of who Harriet Tubman was and how she is remembered today? Did you include a relative clause? Look at the example by Jacob R above, I think this is great, do you? Can you spot the relative clause he has used? Please remember to upload your work to your folder on Purple Mash.
2. Today, you are going to write paragraph 1. Look at the flipchart image below to remind you what we planned together in class for paragraph 1. Before you start, complete the activity on the flipchart image- choose a Y5/6 spelling word from the table and practise writing it in a sentence to do with Harriet Tubman.
3. Now you are ready to write your 1st paragraph. Make sure you include at least 2 of the Year 5/6 spelling words from the table in your writing. Highlight or underline them so that I can see. Add your 1st paragraph to your work folder on Purple Mash for me to mark.
Wednesday 7th October
1. Read your introduction and paragraph 1 so far. Check for punctuation and spellings. Have you included:
- a relative clause?
- a Year 5/6 spelling word?
2. Now complete the activity about fronted adverbials that has been allocated to you on Active Learn. Remember that a fronted adverbial tells us where, how or when something has happened and is always at the beginning of a sentence.
3. Use the suggested fronted adverbials on the flipchart image below to practise using fronted adverbials to explain Harriet's escape.
4. Explain to an adult what the 'underground railroad' was.
5. Now write your 2nd paragraph, making sure that you include a fronted adverbial sentence. Upload it to your work folder on Purple Mash for me to see.
Thursday 8th October
1. Re-read your writing so far. Does it sound like a biography? Have you used third person and past tense throughout?
2. Today, we are practising using 'the more, the more' or 'the more, the 'er' in our writing. See the examples on the flipchart image below. Notice that there is a comma before the second 'the more'.
Practise writing some of these sentences about how Harriet returned to save the other slaves and how courageous she was to do this.
3. Use the plan on the flipchart image below to start writing your 3rd paragraph. Try to include a 'the more, the more' sentence. If you are really struggling, include the example one below. Can you also try to include the conjunctions and adverbs suggested on the plan below?
4. Once you have completed paragraph 3, upload it to your Purple Mash folder.
Here is a funny clip about how Harriet Tubman smuggled slaves to freedom. Hopefully this will brighten up a rainy Thursday morning! There are some truths in there, so perhaps you could add these new facts to your writing?
Friday 9th October
1. Today, you will be practising using expanded noun phrases. Complete the activity that has been allocated to you on Active Learn.
2. Next, look at the flipchart image below to see how to construct an expanded noun phrase. Practise using the different coloured words to build your sentence about Harriet Tubman and how she will be remembered.
3. Finally, write your closing paragraph and add it to your work folder on Purple Mash. I can't wait to see your finished biography!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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