Reports and Explanations
Non fiction Unit – Reports and Explanations could form part of a class topic in which the children are learning about systems, procedures or processes. They could create an information or reference book in which they include reports and explanations. It is based on the short writing test Endangered Creature and will offer opportunities to explore features of impersonal style such as complex sentences, use of passive voice, hypothetical language (if...then, might, when the...) and technical vocabulary. English Teaching Resources: Reports and explanations covers a number of key curriculum areas. Activities include:
1. Personal responses to reading
2. Sentence warm up activities
3. Extending vocabulary
4. Use of the passive voice in impersonal writing
5. Text structure and planning
6. Creating a plan using a structure.
7. Writing in the third person.
Cross curricular links: History and Geography (Galápagos islands, weather); Science (Habitats, Interdependence and adaptation, Life cycles); Art/DT – using fabric collage to create pictures.
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