John Ray Biographies


Over the past two weeks we have been learning all about John Ray and his contribution to science. We started off by researching his life during ICT and taking notes. Then we moved onto looking at the features of biographies and using different writing techniques to enhance our biographies. 

We looked at using rhetorical questions (a question asked in order to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an answer) to draw our readers in and then making the introductory paragraph interesting, so our readers want to continue reading.

Then we learnt about adverbial conjunctions (A conjunctive adverb connects two independent clauses or sentences. Typically, adverbs modify other words (verbs, adjectives and other adverbs). Conjunctive adverbs, however, are used to modify two independent clauses and join them together, behaving more like coordinating conjunctions.) Examples of adverbial conjunctions are shown below:

We looked at using these adverbial conjunctions to create complex sentences about why John Ray was famous.

Here are a few of our completed biographies for you to read: