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Non-chronological reports teaching resources

Resources | Published 27 April, 2012

Non-chronological reports use information presented in a clear and logical structure to create detailed information ‘pictures’. Help students to master this important, transferable skill using these hand-picked resources.


Help instruct your pupils to write a non-chronological report with this popular nocturnal animal theme.

Non-chronological report: what are the features?

This simple feature guide can fit in perfectly with your explanation on how to write non-chronological reports.

Start from scratch

A sound guide to help augment your pupils’ knowledge of non-chronological reports and how they are structured from scratch.

Tip top trainers

Turn your pupils into the latest Nike or Adidas design executive as they choose their own trainer designs and write non-chronological reports on them.

Non-chronological report checklist

An eye-catching checklist which will help ensure that your pupils are staying on track during their report writing.

Non-chronological report planning

A three week plan for teaching non-chronological report writing incorporating spelling, phonics and handwriting tasks and skills.

Dissolution of the monasteries

Aimed at middle to higher ability pupils, this non-chronological dissolution themed report task hands pupils all the information they need to write an effective report.

Non-chronological report: Chembakolli

Help your pupils along in their report writing with this well-worded, easy to follow resource complete with success criteria sheet.

2 week non-chronological text planning

Based on the theme of pets, this 2 week plan gives plenty of task ideas and techniques to help your pupils understand the structure of non-chronological texts.

Non-chronological report: Castle defences

With a ready made example and useful facts, this can be used to supplement a report write up and fire discussion on the subject of non-chronological report features.

Non-chronological report feature checklist

A page long checklist of features that need to be included in a text if it is to be considered a successful non-chronological report.


A non-chronological report starter on the gorilla with an effective and attractive layout to help pupils disseminate the facts and group them in their report.

Non-chronological report on electricity

From a thunderstorm to a brainstorm, help stimulate ideas on how to write a non-chronological report on electricity.

Non-chronological report on your school

Pupils will need to know their school rules and regulations to fill out this useful non-chronological report frame.

Non-chronological reports: Wolves

This Hamilton Trust resource provides plenty of fun facts on wolves and encourages a web page report at the end of the unit.

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