This week we will be learning about Non-Chronological reports and will start to write one of our own. A Non-Chronological report is a text which isn't written in time order. They are normally non-fiction texts which give information on a particular subject or event. An example of a non-chronological report would be a fact file about a certain topic, place or thing.
Non- chronological reports have certain features that include:
They may also include:
Have a look at the following power point. It is a non-chronological report about tigers. Read the information and look carefully at how it is written and laid out.
Without looking at the answers on the second page of the power point, see if you can spot the Title, the introduction, any subheadings and some important pieces of information. If you have managed to print out the first sheet, you can have a go at highlighting these things on your sheet.
Today we are going to look at another non-chronological report and you are going to identify it's features. You will need 5 different coloured pencils / pens and the sheet 'Parents and their Young', printed out. Using your different coloured pencils you are going to circle the features of the report. The features we would like you find are;
So, for example, if you find the heading, you can draw around it with a red pencil. Then choose another colour to draw around any sub-headings. With a third colour you can draw around any pictures, to identify them. A fourth colour for the information and a fifth colour for any important key words. Some colours may be used more than others!
You might like to add a key, like the one below, explaining what each colour is for.
Red - Heading
Blue - Sub-heading
Green - Pictures
Yellow - Facts and Information
Purple - Important keywords
Today is all about information collecting for a report. Your report is going to be all about Kenya. Watch the video below all about Kenya. While you are watching the video, make some notes on the things that you hear. You might have to watch the video more than once.
When you have watched the video, then you need to complete the sheet 'Planning a report'. This will help you to organise some of the information you have found in the video.
We are going to use the next 2 days to produce a non-chronological report on Kenya. We are using 2 days because creating a report can take a little longer to do and it is best to not rush it.
Using the information you gathered yesterday, you are going to start putting your information in to a report. Your report should start with a title and then an introduction. The introduction should tell the reader what the report is about. In this instance, the report is all about Kenya.
Use the checklist below to ensure that you have included all of the features that we have previously talked about.
Don't forget to include pictures with your report. You could either draw these or print some out if you are able to. You could also include a 'Did you know...' fact, to make your report really interesting.
Look at the example below to give you some more ideas about how to lay your report out and what it could look like.
Practise these spellings and we will have a spelling test next Monday. Try writing each of these words in a sentence.