Towards the end of Term Two we focussed on writing information reports. We learnt that good information reports have:
* A general opening statement or classification
* A description
* Related information grouped into paragraphs
* Sub headings
* Visual text (photos, diagrams, maps etc.)
* Specialised language
* Present tense
* Use third person
* Sentences with one or more facts
To conclude our report writing focus we wrote a report about a fictional alien to share with Mrs Smith and our friends in 5/6CS in Tasmania. As they had been learning about Space, Mrs S suggested we write a report about an alien. We sent them a copy of our reports (without the visual diagram).
Students in 5/6CS recreated our original aliens from the description in our reports. Check out the results in the slideshow below.
5/6CS also gave us valuable feedback on our report writing skills. We sent them a checklist to use about the structure, language and features of our reports. They filled them in and posted them back to us.
We really enjoyed creating our aliens, writing our reports, sharing them with 5/6CS and reading their feedback. Thank you for working with us Mrs Smith and 5/6CS!