Information Report: Sharks

3/4A CLASSROOM

An information report is a piece of writing informs readers about a topic. It is written in linked sentences and contains true information.
An information report has a beginning (introduction), middle (detailed information about the topic) and a conclusion.

Today we are going to unpack a seed in preparation for an information report. We will use the sub-headings and images to help us unpack the seed.

CLASSIFICATION – What is it?

APPEARANCE: What it looks like, size, weight

BEHAVIOUR – What it does, diet, how it catches its food

HABITAT – Where they live

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Herald Sun Reading Comprehension

For reading today you will need to read a Herald Sun article. Read the text carefully and use the comprehension strategies to help you understand the text and any words you find challenging.

Once you have completed the text, write a title and SL1S in your book and answer the questions.

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/weather/greenlands-sled-dogs-wading-through-water-as-sea-ice-melts-in-unusually-warm-weather/news-story/60a53156d7a1c99af9d2542c2582b316

Week 10 Read Alouds

This week we are going to focus on making inference from fables (traditional stories). When we make inferences we must use clues in the text to think deeper and gain a greater understanding about characters, setting and the plot.

We will begin the week by completing a response together and finish the week by completing an independent response to one of the fables.

As we read, we will also try to clarify the meaning of any words that we do not understand.

Monday Read Aloud (The Frogs and the Ox)

http://www.read.gov/aesop/002.html

Wednesday Read Aloud (The Town Mouse & the Country Mouse)\

http://www.read.gov/aesop/004.html

Thursday Read Aloud (The Fox and the Grapes)

http://www.read.gov/aesop/005.html

 

Mitch Vane – Illustrator

Next week we are lucky enough to have illustrator Mitch Vane visit our school. She is going to talk to the Middle Unit on Monday.

Before she comes, it is important that we learn a little bit about her. Mitch has written a little autobiography about herself. We will read it and think about the writing structure she has used, along with any powerful words.

http://www.mitchvane.com/about-me/

Books

http://www.mitchvane.com/books/

Story Box

https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/stories/results?query=mitch+vane&agegroup=&theme=&author=&reader=&length=&sort=

Herald Sun Article – Comprehension

For reading today you will need to read your selected text. Read the text carefully and use the comprehension strategies to help you understand the text and any words you find challenging.

Once you have completed the text, write a title and SL1S in your book and answer the questions.

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/health/climbers-lives-were-endangered-from-long-waits-in-a-queue-to-reach-the-summit-of-everest/news-story/8ac3e0de161f64256c3108d4d339e9f4

Information Reports – Biographies

This week we are going to start looking at information reports for writing. An information report is a nonfiction text, meaning it must include true facts and information.

Like other pieces of writing, an information report is a structured piece of writing that must have correct punctuation.

The structure of an information report is as follows:

  • Introduction – Definition of the topic. What/who is it?
  • Description – Include the most important facts and information, written in proper sentences. This section may use sub-headings.
  • Conclusion – A summary of the topic or comment that has not been previously mentioned in the text.

We are going to begin by writing a biography (an information report about another person). A biographies are going to be based on famous sports people (past or present).

 

When we are writing a biography, we need to find information before writing our draft. We will have to try and find information on the following:

Who are they? (Where are they from? DOB? Why are they famous?)

Before becoming famous

Occupation/Career (What do they do? Why are they so good? What is their role?)

Achievements (What have they achieved/won)

Other important information

 

Some ideas for people to choose from include the following:

Usain Bolt

Michael Jordon

Cathy Freeman

Ben Simmons

Steve Smith

Sally Peason

Daniel Ricardo

Tim Cahill

Cate Campbell

Stephanie Gilmore

Gary Ablett

Anna Meares

Mick Fanning

Laura Geitz

Kurt Fearnley

Lance Franklin

Damien Oliver