Year 6 Term 1
Non Fiction: Biographical Writing
Objective 14
Title of Resource
  Write a dragon biography
Type of Resource
  Link to Kids on the Net
  Visit the Cave of Fame within Dragonsville and see all the dragons in the cave. Select a dragon and write a biography for it. There is also a gallery of submitted biographies to read.  
URL of project


Downloadables available
Downloadable teachers notes
  Word file : Biographical writing
PDF file : Biographical writing
Downloadable worksheets
  Word file : Writing a biography
PDF file : Writing a biography
In the Classroom

Read the biographies within the Cave of Fame gallery. Write your own based around a dragon in the Cave of Fame.

Online activities, instructions or forms
  Submit them to Dragonsville  
URL of online activities  
Summary - extended information in notes or worksheets

Extend this activity and write the biography of a famous person from history, or alive today.

Interview a member of your family and write a biography of their life.

Create a piece of autobiographical writing.

Linked activities

Keywords for extensions: Adaptions for different age groups and abilities, special needs
  For younger children, visit the Naming Pool within Dragonsville and create character portraits of dragons.  

NLS framework objective (Year)
NLS framework objective (Term)
NLS framework objective (Number)
NLS framework objective (Name)
  To develop the skills of biographical and autobiographical writing in role, adopting distinctive voices, e.g. historical characters through, e.g.; preparing a CV; composing a biographical account based in research; describing a person from different perspectives (e.g. police); description, school report, newspaper obituary  
Year group(s) UK - Starting Year group range
Ending year group range

Curriculum Links
  English, Literacy, History  
ICT Skills

Word Processing

Teacher experience level
Length of time required
  2 - 3 lessons  
Resources required
  Internet ready PC. RAnge of biographical materials  




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