Year 6 Reading Challenge Autumn 2

This half term we will be looking closely at biographies and autobiographies.

Here is a biography about an important woman called Rosa Parks:

Read the biography and complete the following challenges:

BRONZE: Find 5 words you don’t know the meaning of. Find a definition and write them in a sentence.

SILVER: Pick out 8 main events in Rosa Park’s life – why do you think these are important?

GOLD: Create a short biography on Rosa Parks in your own words.

PLATINUM: “Rosa Parks is a hero” Discuss this statement using evidence from the text.

86 thoughts on “Year 6 Reading Challenge Autumn 2

  1. Bloke
    Means a baby’s name or how you pronounced
    Rose park
    I agreed with her statement
    Seamstressi
    When a women jobs is to sew to make clothes

  2. 1)Congress means a formal meeting or series of meetings for discussion between delegates, especially those from a political party, trade union, or from within a particular sphere of activity.
    2)Dubbed means give an unofficial name or nickname.
    3) relinquish means voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up.
    4) seamstress means a woman who sews, especially one who earns her living by sewing.
    5)mass means a large body of matter with no definite shape.

  3. Gold:
    I think she is a hero because she stood up for herself and her people. In those days nobody really had the guts to do that so she was quite a brave woman for that. Now i know that she did that i feel like women aren’t just weak and how they look on the outside, they are more than that on the inside.

  4. bronze challenge

    blake means like a baby name and how it is pronounced

    seamstress; a person who sews and cook everyday .congress;it memeeting with people;

  5. Challenges😊😊
    1)Streamstress=A lady’s duty to sew to create new clothes to wear.

    2)Congress=A formal meeting or series of meetings for discussion between delegates.

    3)Relinquish=To give a property up for claim.
    People relinquish their cars once they buy new ones.

    4)Segregation=When people are separated
    Some places have a segregation between both genders.

    5)Ensuring=When something goes on for ages;last for a period of time.

    I found a interesting website😊😊😀😊
    https://www.biography.com/people/claudette-colvin-11378
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Rosa-Parks

  6. Steem stress: Somebody that makes clothes for a job.
    Relinquish: To stop doing something you were meant to do.
    Conductors: Director of a performance.
    Complied: Act some rules.

  7. Bronze.

    Seamstress- someone who has the job to sew and make clothes.
    relinquish- to give up something such as a responsibility or claim.
    Conductors-someone who directs a performance of musicians or a piece of music.
    complied-To act according to an order a set of rules or a request.
    embedded- fixed in to a surface or something.

  8. Rosa Parks lived from 1913 till 2005.
    She was a African,American civil rights activist.
    She was born in Tuskegee,Alabama on 4th Feburary.
    In 1932 she got married to Raymond Parks,a barber.
    When she stood up for herself to a white man in a bus
    I think these are all very important to Rosa Park because she started equality in the world so that coloured people had the same rights as others.

  9. Bronze challenge:
    1)Streamstress=A lady’s duty to sew to create new clothes to wear.
    Ladies stream stress not only to create new knitted clothes but to be stress-free.

    2)Congress=A formal meeting or series of meetings for discussion between delegates.
    When the Prime Minister holds meetings,the political members Congress the Prime Minister’s likes and dislikes.

    3)Relinquish=To give a property up for claim.
    People relinquish their cars once they buy new ones.

    4)Segregation=When people are separated
    Some places have a segregation between both genders.

    5)Ensuring=When something goes on for ages;last for a period of time.

  10. Bronze:
    Civil= Relating to ordinary citizens and their concerns.
    Activist= A person who campaignsto bring about political or social change.
    Seamstress= A women who sews.
    Whom=Use instead of who.
    Congress= A formal meeting.

  11. Platinum:
    Rosa Parks is a hero because in her time there was a bus for white people and a bus for black people and she didn’ Let a white person to take her sit and she did this because it was not fair for white peoples to take black peoples sits

  12. Rosa park is a successful africrian American civil rights movement against racial
    Segregation she is was born in 1913 and she died in 2005 and she was born on
    February

  13. Rosa Parks is a person who fighted for her rights and on a bus only white people at the front and black people at the back and if there was not any space black peoples had to get off the bus and white then can sit then one day Rosa Parks was on a bus then there was no space for a white person so Rosa had to move but she did not move and just stayed there and one of them called the police and arrested Rosa Parks because she was not moving and she had stayed in prison for a very long time and she then fighted for women’s right and all of them were allowed to sit next to each other. And one other thing they had to use one sink

  14. The statement “Rosa Parks is a hero” is very true as she was one of the only women to fight for black rights as she refused to be kicked out of her bus seat.At that time white people and black people were separated and black people were treated with huge disrespect and as a black woman (at that time)it took a lot of courage to be able to stand up for themselves

  15. Gold:
    Rosa parks is a fantastic African American rights actists which means she was a amazing person who loved to protect fellow citizens that is why she is a loving hero for the world. People always call her a hero for her rights and good of the world and people say she was born to be a hero because she is exelent hero and does what is right of the world and will never fail .

  16. Platinum

    Rosa park improvred the quality segregation it is due to her we can go school with of any race and bringing the world closer . Her main role tha really encouraged most women is doing what she wills to stand up for what she cares that proves this is not only for her but this is for black people in genral

  17. Seamstress means a woman with a job of sewing.
    congress means a formal meeting or series of meetings for discussion between delegates, especially those from a political party, trade union, or from within a particular sphere of activity
    relinquish means to keep or claim
    subsequent means following
    segregation means been separated from others

  18. Bronze challenge:
    1]Seamstress means a person who has a job for sewing.
    2]relinquish means keep or claim
    3]subsequent means following something that happened
    4]segregation means have has been separated from others
    5] unanimously means with all people involved

  19. 1)Seamstress: A woman who sews, especially one who earns her living by sewing.

    2)Relinquish- voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up.

    3)Subsequent ~ Coming after something in time; following.

    4) Segregation : The action or state of setting someone or something apart from others.

    5)Ensuring- Lasting over a period of time; durable.

  20. Platinum
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    “Rosa Parks is a hero”
    To me, I think that by the word “hero”, the author might be saying this because of her bravery to stand up to the political ideology, “White Supremacist”. Another reason on why she might have been named hero, is that the United States Of America, formally known as the USA, nicknamed her the “Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement”. I also did further research on the law in the USA back then, the focus I had when I was researching is the “Chapter 6, Section 11 of the segregation law”. What I found out when researching was that Rosa Parks was not the only one to have failed to abide by that law (which most certainly wasn’t acceptable as it was “racist”). Someone else who was as
    gallant to take a stand for them self or even their background, was Claudette Colvin, in interviews and quotations, Rosa stated that if there was anyone to have to be her inspiration, it would have been Claudette Colvin, she also states that most of the bravery that she gained was coming from her.

    The websites I used for extra information will be below
    ________________________________________
    https://www.biography.com/people/claudette-colvin-11378
    https://www.biographyonline.net/humanitarian/rosa-parks.html
    _________________________________________

    Farhaad
    6R

  21. Bronze:

    1)Demand means an insistent and peremptory request, made as of right.

    2) Disobedience means failure or refusal to obey rules or someone in authority.

    3)Disenfranchised means deprive (someone) of the right to vote

    4)Seamstress means a woman whose job is sewing and making clothes.

    5)relinquish means to give up something such as a responsibility or claim.

    6)Congress means a large formal meeting of representatives from countries or societies at which ideas are discussed and information is exchanged.

    Silver:

    1) ‘Date of Birth: Born on February 4, 1913’ this tells me she is old now.

    2) ‘1919 ,Rosa received some of her education at home and also attended the rural school in Pine Level’ this tell that when she was young she was average and maybe she is a refugees.

    3.) when she was alive Rosa Parks was named mother of civil rights movement this was important because she was protesting to let black people have their freedom and also wanted black people to sit anywhere on a bus not just in the back of a bus

    4.) She left school to go and look after her grandmother this is important in her life because she didn’t get a proper education and because she couldn’t get a proper job.

    5.) when U.S representative John Conyers
    hire Rosa parks to work with him this was important in Rosa park life because now she has a partner who is like her and can protest with him.

    6.) in her 90s Rosa parks was attacked by a person this is important in her life because she was old and there was a big man in her house wanting something from a elderly old person.

    7) ‘1995 Rosa Parks speaks at the Million Man March in Washington
    She is hospitalized after a fall in her apartment
    The Rosa Parks Learning Center opens at Botsford Commons, a senior community in Michigan where young people mentor senior citizens on the use of computers.’

    8)’1998 April 21: The Rosa Parks Museum and Library is opened at her arrest site in Montgomery, Alabama
    September 2: The Rosa L. Parks Learning Center is opened
    Rosa Parks takes Pathways to Freedom ride to Nova Scotia and receives an honorary degree from Mt. Saint Vincent UniversityRosa is inducted into the International Women’s Forum Hall of Fame’

    Gold:

    Raymond and Rosa, who worked as a seamstress, became respected members of Montgomery’s large African-American community. Co-existing with white people in a city governed by “Jim Crow” (segregation) laws, however, was fraught with daily frustrations: Blacks could attend only certain (inferior) schools, could drink only from specified water fountains, could borrow books only from the “black” library, among other restrictions.

    Platment:

    The statement of ‘Rosa Parks is a hero’ is In 1980, at the 25th anniversary celebration of the bus boycott, Parks was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Non-violent Peace Prize. In 1984, she was given the Eleanor Roosevelt Woman of Courage Award. Rosa Parks is known as a national hero and as a shy girl who stood up against racism and fought for freedom.

  22. Silver
    When she refused to give up her seat for white man
    She lived till 1913 till 2005
    She got married to Raymond parks
    She was a African American civil rights activist
    She was born in tugukie albama on the 4th February

    These are all important things because they are the key pointe in her life and they show she was very brave

  23. bronze challenge
    1.give an unofficial name or nickname to. dubbed
    2.voluntarily cease to keep or claim,give up. relinquish
    3.failure or refusal to obey rules or someone in authority. disobedience
    4. describes a strong feeling of embarrassment or mortification. humiliation
    5.lacking organization,untidy. disorderly

    • Bronze:
      Congress- a formal meeting or series of meetings for discussion between delegates.
      Relinquish-voluntarily cease to keep or claim give up .
      Internal-of or situated on the inside.
      Activist-campaigning to bring about politics or social change

  24. Seamstress means a woman whose occupation is sewing.
    Civil means of, relating to, or consisting of citizens:
    relinquish means to renounce or surrender (a possession, right, etc.):
    Congress is when you make progress

  25. Bronze
    1)Seamstress means a who sews and fix old rips or clothes.
    2)Relinquish means to give up more like claim or responsibility towards an action .
    3)Congress means a formal meeting or lots of learning between important people.
    4) Subsequent means to come after something in future.
    5)dubbed means give an unofficial name or nickname to someone.

  26. Bronze
    Seamstress:is when a woman’s job is to sew and make clothes.
    Relinquish:means to give or claim something.
    Congress: means a formal meeting or lots of learning between important people.
    Subsequent: means to to come after something in time.
    philosopher: means a person engaged or learned in philosophy,especially as a academic discipline.

    SILVER CHALLENGE:
    Rosa Parks lived from 1913 till 2005.
    She was a African,American civil rights activist.
    She was born in Tuskegee,Alabama on 4th Feburary.
    In 1932 she got married to Raymond Parks,a barber.
    When she stood up for herself to a white man in a bus
    I think these are all very important to Rosa Park because she started equality in the world so that coloured people had the same rights as others.

  27. Rosa Parks is a hero.
    I strongly agree with this statement because she initiated the African American civil rights movement against racial segregation. This is shown in ‘ there was opportunity for me to take a stand to express the way I felt about being treated in that manner.’ This emphasises her level of courage and bravery to stand up to the white bus driver who expected a coloured citizen of Montgomery to move from her seat just because a white man had been left standing.It is interesting to note that this white bus driver had also left her in the rain before showing how disgusting the racism is here.

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