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Help your students write meaningful information reports with this easy to follow activity pack. After guiding them through what an information report is and explaining what the project is, there is a list of ideas and questions about their topic. Pages help students to structure their report and write a meaningful text. The checklist, journal, record keepers and self assessment pages will keep students accountable while the teacher assessment will make marking and grading easier. A Learning Intention for this project has been included. At the end of the project students will be assessed on their report in the form of a ‘television segment’.
Students pretend they a journalist preparing their report for a television program, they choose a topic and an audience to report to. This resource is designed to be printed out and used as a booklet - it guides students through the process of writing an information report. Of course you may wish to use pages individually or supplement as needed for the diversity of your class. Please make sure you have a suitable movie making program for students to use, this may be as simple as using a Power Point presentation. It is assumed that some knowledge of making movies is had by students or accompanying lessons would be taught.
Pages include: what an information report is, a project overview/list of expectations including learning intention and success criteria, several planning pages (including one t help structure paragraphs) topic ideas to help study relevant curriculum areas in Science, Geography and people related, template for writing draft, checklist for what to include/steps to take, a journal to record what has been completed each lesson and next steps they intend to take, a record keeper for teacher conferences along the way, a self assessment page and a teacher assessment page.
Who can use this resource:
This resource has been designed to use with students in Year 2 to Year 5 and is ideal in a multi-age classroom. Concepts and ideas for information reports are pulled from ACARA and student interests.
Where can this resource be used:
•Whole group learning - I suggest at least 10 lessons for this project but this will depend on your learners.
•Homework activity (over several weeks)
•Leave for a reliever if they are in your room for an extended period of time