These resources provide a step by step guide to informative report writing themed on 'Christmas around the World',
The resources include 2 main presentations.
'Christmas around the World' presentation deals with 4 countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Poland)
flashcards for the 'signposts' of a report
mind map pro forma
points for discussion
Children should complete the mind map of at least 2 countries first. Then they compose a 'lively' title and write two paragraphs initially. Simple editing can take place if required.
'Report Writing Part 2' deals with the continuation of the report.
learning intention and success criteria
a brief recap on what has gone before
a 'quick dash' on the structure of the report - sub-headings, paragraphs etc.
a close look at continuing the mind map for the remaining countries
a writer's checklist
a challenge for 'fast finishers' - glossary task
These writing tasks can be used for a variety of age groups and can be differentiated according to outcome and the amount of scaffolding provided, Children can write a simple report or a more extended piece of writing which can be developed over several writing sessions.
I have included several jpeg files with slide shots to enable teachers to preview the resources more fully. I have also provided a 'printer friendly' version of the first PowerPoint to save costs if any of the slides need printed.
My children have experienced a great deal of success in report writing when using this step by step approach. The tasks provide breadth and challenge. The specific countries can be changed easily if required.
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