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Non-Chronological Report - Features

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Zoe John

on 23 April 2013

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No worries! Here's how it works! Hold up! What does it mean? By the end of this lesson you should have... Over to you! With your partner, answer the questions below. Write the answer the on your whiteboard but keep them hidden! Today's activities... First you are going to read through the articles and create a spider diagram using Popplet to organise the information from the non chronological report.

If you finish...

try and explain why we have quotes

Think of a reason why we use images in reports.

Explain the purpose of using factual language.

Choose one feature that you found most effective and explain why. Dude! What have we just done? We have identified the features of a non chronological report.

Who can give me an example of the following features and explain their effect;

Formal language I can identify the features of Non Chronological Reports. Non Chronological Reports But before we begin... On your whiteboards, up-level the following sentence. The alien fell to earth with a bang. What Punctuation? Hello there its literacy time Good - Better - Best Give me a Good (1hp), Better (2hps) or Best (3hps) that describes the following scene. You have 30 seconds. No cheating now! I'll be okay! HELP! How did you get on today?
Be honest now! Vocabulary List

Interest I can identify the features of a non chronological report. A non chronological report is a formal text that gives you information about a subject that you are interested in and would like to know more about.

It is different from a recount or an explanation text because it isn't written in the order that things happen. Non = Not

Chronological = In order of time

Report = Informative text A non chronological report has several important features... Title and first sentence
Diagrams and pictures
Present tense (unless it's historical)
Third person
Formal language Reports have titles that tell the reader what they will be reading about.

The title will usually be a simple sentence to help the reader choose whether the report will give them the information they need.

The first sentence after the title will introduce the topic with a statement. This is usually a summary of what the report will be about.

For example, a report called 'Big Cats that Live in the Jungle', might start with the sentence;

'There are many different big cats living in jungles around the world.' Paragraphs help to organise your writing into key points. New paragraphs will usually start with a subheading that tells you what information you can expect to find there.

The first sentence will usually be a summary of the paragraph. The rest of the paragraph will then go on to give you facts and information about the subject. Non-chronological reports rely on facts to make them interesting to readers. When you are writing a non-chronological report, you need to make sure that your facts are relevant and useful.

It would also include facts about why this is the case and what has been done about it.

When you are writing a non-chronological report, try not to include opinions. Your reader wants to know facts about the subject, not want you think about it. Reports usually use diagrams and pictures to help back up the information they give.

Pictures always use a caption, (a short sentence that explains what is happening in the picture) to back up facts.

Diagrams such as bar charts give us a lot of information in an easy to understand. Identified the main features of a non chronological report.

Located these features in a text.

Created a spider diagram to organise the information in the report.

Why do people read non-chronological reports?

A. To get information about subjects they are interested in.

B. To be entertained by interesting character descriptions.

C. To find out the weather for the week ahead.

Which of the following sentences is formal?

A. I bet there are thousands of tigers in the jungle.

B. Lions and tigers are massive.

C. There are many species of big cat in the world.

The first sentence of a new paragraph will usually be?

A. Filled with difficult words.

B. Long-winded and uninteresting.

C. A summary of the information you will find in the paragraph. Subheadings are used to help separate the facts into topics.

So if we were going to write about an animal your subheadings could be;

Habitat, Description, Prey, Lifestyle.

Can any one think of another? Good Luck! Look out the window, describe the weather in one word. Thumbs UP Thumbs DOWN What on earth is a non-chronological report? Can you think of different examples of a non-chronological report?
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