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: