Informational Writing - Killer Whales / Orca (Non-chronological Report Writing)

Informational Writing - Killer Whales / Orca (Non-chronological Report Writing)
Informational Writing - Killer Whales / Orca (Non-chronological Report Writing)
Informational Writing - Killer Whales / Orca (Non-chronological Report Writing)
Informational Writing - Killer Whales / Orca (Non-chronological Report Writing)
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Here is the pack you have been waiting for to help your students write a comprehensive informational report. The skills and techniques are structured around learning about the killer whale. It's packed with writing frames, activities, information and much much more. The pack is structured so that it will fit in with what you are doing already in class or to base your unit around it.

You will find:

70 pages of informational writing support for your students.

Pack includes:

1 powerpoint

•REPORT WRITING CHECKLIST

•THE ORCA– information about the killer whale for text reference or research.

•IS THE ORCA A DOLPHIN?– a comparison of the commonalities between both animals. Comparison text reference and blank writing frame for further research.

•MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ORCA – various pages of information about the killer whale with a writing frame for children to take down notes on what they have read.

•ORCAS IN CAPTIVITY

•ORGANISING YOUR WRITING – helping children to write about a topic relating to the orca and how to structure their first attempt at informational / non-chronological report writing.

•SUBHEADING PLANNERS – An open writing frame to help children think about their subtopic headings and the topic paragraph to follow.

•FACT CHALLENGE - students are presented with some sentences and must use their knowledge and research to answer true or false.

•PARAPHRASING FACTS– A first challenge for students to write a selection of facts in their own words. Two writing frames available.

•REVISING MY WRITING– a helpful writing prompt to help children who are easily distracted or find it hard to motivate themselves to get back into the writing mode once there has been a short break.

•WRITING TOPIC SENTENCES – helps children to organise and understand how to plan a paragraph. They will decide on a topic sentence, write a topic paragraph and then remember to include a concluding sentence to wrap up their writing.

•PLANNING A PARAGRAPH (FLAP BOOKLET)- a cut out flap booklet that frames children’s attempt at planning topic sentences and the following paragraph. Organisation is key.

•KILLER WHALES – helping children to write about a topic relating to the orca and how to structure their first attempt at informational / non-chronological report writing.

•TITLES AND SUBHEADING PLANNER – a writing plan to help students to plan out possible topics and suitable sub-headings. It includes a space to jot down interesting facts.

•HEADINGS – a writing frame to jot down notes about headings. A space to write notes and to help children consider the reader.

•WHAT IF– a quick activity to get children thinking about the orca.

•IS THE ORCA A DOLPHIN?– a comparison of the commonalities between both animals. Comparison text reference and blank writing frame for further research.

•THE MIGHTY ORCA – delving deeper into report writing. A selection of writing frames to organise their research and ideas. This includes some drawing activities.

•HOW PICTURES CAN HELP MY WRITING – with a link to previous doodles and illustration work, children work with their talk partner to discuss information and note down information to be included in their report later.

•PLANNING YOUR REPORT– more help including a checklist to help children continue their writing.

•WHAT DO I KNOW ABOUT THE ORCA– An open writing frame. Notepaper included.

•LET’S TAKE NOTES- getting down to the business of organising writing.

•ORCAS IN CAPTIVITY– Pros and cons

•ORCAS IN THE WILD– pros and cons

•THE ORCA FOLDABLE – a flap book to glue into their jotters / exercise books to organise info gathered about the orca.

•MY FIRST PLAN – a place to write brief notes about the final structure of their writing.

•PROMPT QUESTIONS ABOUT KILLER WHALES – children will need to use their previous research to help them answer these questions.

•KILLER WHALE INFORMATION CHART– an information source with quick facts as an easy reference for students when writing. Blank versions included for additional data.

•WHERE IN THE WORLD CAN WE FIND THE KILLER WHALE? - a look at the territories of the killer whale and activity.

•ORCAS IN CAPTIVITY – a writing frame to add information for writing later.

All these writing frames and activities will help your students to prepare for writing a non-chronological report.

American and British English alternative writing frames where appropriate.

Happy teaching and enjoy!

Total Pages
70 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 month
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