Hero Stories and Biographies
The story of Isatou and the Recycling Women of Gambia is a true story. Today we are going to look at the lives of other people from around the world who have made a difference. We are going to write a biography about this person.
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia tells the inspiring story of five women who creatively dealt with their village’s plastic trash problem. Despite limited resources and ridicule, Isatou and her friends persevered for more than a decade, eventually realizing economic empowerment through their recycled plastic purse project.
Isatou is a hero in her village for solving their plastic problem but there are more heroes in the world. Have a look at the website below. It shows the story of many people who have made a difference around the world. I would like you to choose your favourite person from this website or if you know someone who is a hero to you, you can base your work today on them.
I would like you to choose one person either from this website or from your own experiences (it could be a relative, friend, neighbour or even yourself) who has made a difference. You are going to create an illustrated story just like the story of Isatou.
A story about someone else's life is called a biography.
It needs to be in chronological order.
Let's have a look at some more biographies before we start writing. Have a look at these. Think about how the text is structured and the features you can see:
The link above contained a lot of biographies for us to look at! Fantastic!
Did you have a think about the criteria for writing a biography? Have a look at this picture to help:
Okay, now we know all about biographies it's time to write our own.
1. Choose your hero (it could be someone you know or someone from this site -click here-)
2. Use the criteria and examples above to plan how you will structure your biography
3. Write your biography
4. Proof read and edit using the dictionary - click here-
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