Non-Chronological Report Writing - The Lion
Lions are a popular topic for children when writing a non-chronological report. Here I have provided materials that will help you to capture your children's attention.
Here is a resource that both challenges the upper ability and helps children who are emergent writers to achieve in class. An extensive bank of writing frames and activities for writing a non-chronological report on these majestic animals. Useful for class projects or cross-curricular links. It will supplement your unit of work. Extra stand-alone writing frames and activities to fit in with your planning or extension or project work

*** Updated November 2018
Ready to go writing frames
This Pack includes:

* Detailed 5 days worth of planning
* Detailed information on the lion
* Kid safe videos links provided for lions (for flip the classroom activities)
* Pre input activities
* Lions in the wild
* Lions in captivity
* Question cards
* 'What if' questions to encourage discussion
*Mini Flip books (differentiated) and varied
* Detailed word mat - one with vocabulary / one blank
* Writing frames for all aspects of writing a non-chronological report
*Question generator writing frames
*Facts about the lion – different approaches
*Heading and subheading and topic planner
*Non-chronological report planner - different versions
*Step by step sub-heading planner
*Themed writing paper for display or creative writing
*Distributions of lions past and present
* Original clip art for display or role-play
*Report writing checklist
* Pros and Cons – differentiated versions
* Supports EAL
* ICT linked activities using a range of programmes such as Skitch, Popplet etc
It can also be used as a persuasive writing follow-on.

Supports the following curriculum standards for Year 3:

En3/3.4 Vocabulary, grammar & punctuation

En3/3.3a Plan their writing by:
discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
discussing and recording ideas
En3/3.3b Draft and write by:
organising paragraphs around a theme using simple organisational devices
En3/3.3c Evaluate and edit by:
assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements
proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences
En3/3.3d proofread for spelling and punctuation errors
En3/3.3e read their own writing aloud, to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear.
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Created: Mar 25, 2017

Updated: Apr 19, 2019

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