This is the first of two lessons aimed at internalising the first part of a non-chronological report in preparation for children to write their own. It is aimed at children at an age 10/11 level (Year 6 in England and Wales).
Report maps are provided (pictures and text) for children to memorise and re-call sections using movements, expression and actions.
The lesson’s context revolves around a report on Mars. The first half of the report consists of an introduction, the terrain, atmosphere, climate and orbit of the planet. Three short animations are linked (from an astronaut’s first-person point of view as he or she travels and lands on Mars) to make the report come alive.
PowerPoints provide a lesson structure and report maps to re-call and memorise as a class.
There is a lesson plan which includes:
• suggested links to the Welsh, English, Northern Irish, Republic of Ireland and Australian curriculums;
• notes to provide lesson information and context;
• starter, main, groups and plenary sections with suggested timings (please change depending on your class);
• sections of the lesson linked to Blooms taxonomy (see www.teachingalive.co.uk for more info.);
• talk time suggestions;
• PowerPoint presentations to support teaching;
• mixed group activities with extra ideas for early finishers;
• consideration of, and reference to, different learning styles; and
• independent activities that are planned to aim to allow the teacher to support or extend an assessment group within the lesson
We aim to provide detailed and thorough planning, so there will be more information, examples and differentiation in the planning than are needed, and changes may need to be made depending on your class.
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P.S.- See page 24 in PP65.1.1FirstReport for any copyright info.
P.P.S.- PowerPoints and PDFs are read only but there is no problem with any requests for changes (within reason).