Teach your class how to write an engaging and informative non-chronological report about a new species they discover whilst lost within the Amazon rainforest. The six lessons will cover: identifying report features, gathering and organising information into a plan, writing and then editing the content, and finally, presenting the finished non-chronological report with a focus on layout.
Instantly download this comprehensive 'Lost in the Rainforest' non chronological reports Year 3 English planning pack for your class, which includes detailed lesson plans, engaging slideshows for the teacher input, and differentiated worksheets and activity ideas to suit all ability levels.
Introduce your Year 3 class to the non-chronological report features that they will be expected to use in this first 'Lost in the Rainforest' lesson plan.
As a class, they will identify and discuss the different features, before demonstrating their knowledge and understanding in their independent activities by analysing a given report on sloths.
This English lesson pack includes a detailed plan, an engaging slideshow and differentiated worksheets and activity ideas - everything you need for a fantastic introductory lesson to writing non-chronological reports with your Year 3 class!
- Lesson Plan
- What is a Sloth? Sheet
- Labels Sheet
- Differentiated worksheets
- Find a Feature Game Instructions Card
- Find a Feature Game Dice
This English lesson for your Year 3 class focuses on making notes for a non-chronological report about an (imaginary) newly discovered animal that they find whilst 'Lost in the Rainforest'.
Fire up your children's creativity skills and imagination by asking them to describe a new species of animal that they have found whilst lost in the rainforest! Guided by given questions, your class will spend the session making notes about their newly discovered species.
Including a detailed lesson plan, a comprehensive slide show and differentiated worksheets, this non-chronological report lesson has everything you need to develop your Year 3 class's skills when making notes.
- Lesson plan
- New Species Notebook
- Blank New Species Notebook
- Technical Vocabulary Sheet
- Information Slips
In this non-chronological report planning lesson, your Year 3 class are challenged to think about how they could organise the information from their notes into a plan for their writing.
Your class will first work together and discuss which sub-heading a given selection of notes belongs to, before repeating this activity with their own notes from the previous lesson, using the non-chronological planning format provided.
With a detailed lesson plan, a slideshow presentation for the teaching input, and differentiated worksheets for the independent activities, this 'Lost in the Rainforest' English pack has everything you need for a successful lesson.
- Lesson Plan
- Planning Sheets
In this 'Lost in the Rainforest' lesson, which focuses on writing a non-chronological report, your Year 3 children will think about what order their information should be written in.
They will first explore examples of notes that have been turned into a paragraph, sentence by sentence, and discuss how they have been developed, before writing their own first drafts of their paragraphs using their notes from the previous lesson.
This complete lesson on writing a non-chronological report includes a comprehensive plan, an engaging slideshow and differentiated worksheets to cater for all ability levels.
- Lesson plan
- Notes to Paragraphs Sheets
- Writing Checklist A/B/C
This 'Lost in the Rainforest' editing writing KS2 lesson highlights the importance of this part of the writing process.
As a class, your Year 3 children will analyse and discuss a given paragraph, and then make suggestions on how it could be improved with the use of adjectives, conjunctions, different vocabulary and more varied sentence starters. They will then apply this knowledge to their independent work when improving their own writing.
A detailed lesson plan, a comprehensive slide show and differentiated worksheets and activity ideas are all included with this 'Lost in the Rainforest' non-chronological reports English lesson pack.
- Lesson Plan
- Editing Game Sheet A/B
- Editing Station Posters
In this final 'Lost in the Rainforest' lesson, your Year 3 children will choose and use a given non-chronological report template sheet on which to organise and present their writing.
Your class will first explore how the organisation and presentation of information can affect both the reader's understanding and enjoyment of the topic, before using either the New Species Report Template or the Exploding Crate Template to create the final version of their non-chronological report.
This 'Lost in the Rainforest' Non-chronological Reports Year 3 Pack has everything you need for a successful lesson - a comprehensive plan, a detailed slideshow and differentiated worksheets and activity ideas.
- Lesson Plan
- New Species Report Template Sheets (A4 and A3 versions)
- Report Layout Checklist
- Exploding Crate Writing Templates
- Exploding Crate Template Sheet
- Instruction Sheet
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Curriculum Objectives covered
Reading - Comprehension Objectives:
- identifying how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning
Writing - Composition Objectives:
- 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
- organising paragraphs around a theme
- in non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices [for example, headings and sub-headings]
- 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
Writing - Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation Objectives:
- extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although
- using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause