Today you are going to write the first main paragraph of your biography of Henry VIII. You have your facts from last week. You need to start your paragraph with an introductory sentence to tell the reader what the paragraph is going to be about, for example, if your chapter was about Henry’s wives, you could start with ‘Henry VIII is famous for having six wives.’ If your chapter was about Henry’s involvement in the church, you could start with ‘Henry VIII had a lasting impact on religion in the UK’. Don’t say ‘This paragraph is going to be about Henry’s wives’ or ‘Now I will tell you about Henry’s impact on the church of England’. Although these tell the reader what the paragraph is about, they are not in the style of a biography.
Once you have started the paragraph, you need to write your facts. Put them in chronological order (it might help to number them in chronological order in your notes first). Try to use some interesting connectives to link your sentences, and try to use different sentence starters so that your writing doesn’t get boring. I have included a list of biography sentence starters on the website to help you.
Once you have written the main body of your paragraph, you need to end it with a rhetorical question to lead into your next paragraph. For example, if your second paragraph is about the Church of England, you could say ‘How did Henry have a lasting impact on religion in the UK?’ If your second paragraph is about Henry’s wives, you could say ‘Did Henry have any children?’. We will write the next paragraph tomorrow.
NOTE: If you are challenging yourself to write more than 2 main paragraphs, you need to plan your writing time. You have 3 sessions for writing this week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday), so, for example, if you are doing 3 main paragraphs, you could do one and a half today, one and a half tomorrow, and your introduction and conclusion on Thursday. If you want to do 4 main paragraphs, you could do 2 today, 2 tomorrow, and your introduction and conclusion on Thursday.
Many sports use different throwing techniques. The two-handed pull throw is used in football when making a
throw in from the side-line. Have a go at using this technique and see how far you can throw a football or other large ball.
• Position feet on the ground facing the direction of the throw.
• Hold the football with both hands behind your head.
• Bring the ball up and over your head, releasing it with a forward flick of the wrists.
• Keep both feet on the ground during the throw.
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