Topic aims for this week:
Draft, edit, proof and publish a non-chronological report
This week, using last week’s notes, you will be writing a non-chronological report about the Sutton Hoo discoveries. Use the three sessions to draft, edit, proof and publish the report.
L.I: to draft a non-chronological report
A non-chronological report is is a non-fiction report which is not written in time order.
Watch the following clip as a reminder:
Open the PowerPoint for further information. Open WAGOLL to see an example.
Open the Help sheet for a 'helping hand' on how to structure your report and where to find extra information.
As well as using your notes from last week, refer to:
As you start to draft your non-chronological report, choose which challenge you are going to apply in your writing:
Ch 1: Use relative clauses e.g. ‘The discovery was made in a town called Sutton Hoo, which is located in the county of Suffolk.’ Open Relative Clause Helping Hand sheet
Ch 2: Same as ch1 and use cohesive phrases to link your sentences (within each paragraph) e.g. ‘Because no bones were found within the ship, it was thought to be a monument. However, archaeologists soon...’ Open Adverbials for Cohesion Helping Hand sheet
Ch 3: Same as ch1&2 and vary the position of your subordinate clauses across your writing (fronted, embedded and following) e.g. ‘It appears to have belonged to a powerful war leader although we can’t be sure.’ Open Sentence Types Helping Hand sheet
As always, when you’re writing, remember our Year 5 ETWW!
Continue to draft your non-chronological report and then, using a purple pen (if possible!), edit and proof read it. Open Edit and Proof Checklist as a reminder about what to check for.
L.I: to publish a non-chronological report
Publish your report. Remember, you can include pictures (or drawings) like the WAGOLL if you would like to.
You could choose to either hand write it or word process it on the computer. We would love to see your best version of your non-chronological report if you would like to email it to us!
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