Aligned to Common Core Standards:
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Students learn about report writing through the CRUNCH acronym:
C- Consider. Consider your topic. A good topic should not be too broad or too specific.
R- Research. Research your topic. Find out as much about your topic as you can.
U- Understand. Understand your topic. Your research should lead you into understanding your topic.
N- Number. Number the subtopics (ideas) you want to include in your report. Number the pages of your report.
C- Create. Create your report. Create a rough draft first and then a good draft.
H- Hand In. Hand in your report to the teacher. Hand it in on time.
CRUNCH Report Writing Bundle Includes:
54 Task Cards on Report Writing
The Task Cards include a variety of question types for differentiated learning:
-Fill in the Blanks
-Extra worksheets have been included in this packet for homework assignments to reinforce classroom learning and for students who need additional practice
-Searching for Resources: Students learn the skills to select resources that are appropriate for their research report topic
-Power point Research Report writing assignment
-Alphabetize your Resources: Students learn how to sort their resources in alphabetical order as preparation for their works cited page.
-Students help the characters Anna, Lisa, Rebecca and Loucas select appropriate resources for their report topics.
-Resource Consideration Outline: Student self-reflect on why they are considering certain resources for their research report.
-My Resources Graphic Organizer: 10 Resources I Found that I am Considering Using in my Power Point Presentation. Students are asked to identify the Resource, Location and Useful Information that can be found in that resource. Excellent for developing note taking skills that will be beneficial as students move up in the grades.
-Rate your Resources: Students rate how useful their resources were for their research report topics. *Comes with ready to cut out stars that students can cut and paste onto the activity sheet.
-Fill in the Blanks Activity on the parts of a report
-Definition Matching Activity on the parts of a report
-Peer-Assess Outline: 10 Things I really liked about my Classmates' Presentations
-Peer-Assess Outline: 10 New Things I Learned from my Classmates' Presentations that I did not Know Before
Bonus: CRUNCH slip bars for CRUNCH slip Activity
+ Much More! See the preview for more on what this packet includes.
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Task cards can be used in a variety of ways:
• In a center / centers
• In a small group / small groups
• Set up around the room for students to walk around and write their answers on the answer sheet / recording sheet
• Scavenger Hunt style. Students have to look around the classroom to find the cards and answer the questions
• In groups. Groups get a certain amount of time to answer the questions on the task cards and then pass the questions to the next group
• A game of Scoot
What teachers have said about this resource:
♥ Great worksheets and task cards for report writing!!
♥ The kids found the CRUNCH acronym very helpful as a guide to the
report writing process!
♥ Great resource, which I can also align to the Ontario curriculum
standards with minimal changes. Thanks!!