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Dragons: Non-chronological Reports

£12.00
SKU E4CS900560
Non Chronological Reports Writing to Inform Key Stage 2 English Year 4
Delve into the wonderful world of mythical beasts with this Dragons KS2 Non-chronological Reports Planning Pack! From the hatching of their very own (imaginary!) egg, to creating notes about their fast-growing creature, these six comprehensive lessons will guide your Year 4 children towards writing their own detailed report about their dragon.

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#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

This non-chronological reports KS2 planning pack includes everything you need for six successful English lessons: detailed plans, engaging slide shows for the teaching input, as well as a range of differentiated, printable resources.

 
#Lesson1NonchronologicalReportFeatures

In this first lesson, children are introduced to Bert, a 'dragonologist', who needs help to write a non-chronological report about a particular dragon.

After discussing the features of this genre of writing, children will complete a diamond activity to show their opinions of the importance of each feature. In their independent activities, they will read Bert's report, identifying and creating a key for the features he has used. In the plenary, children are all given a different 'dragon egg' to look after...!

Included in this non-chronological report features lesson pack is an easy-to-follow plan, an informative set of slides for the teaching input, as well as differentiated worksheets to suit most learners.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Diamond Activity Sheet
  • Diamond Activity Cards
  • Bert's Non-chronological Report
  • Key of Features Cards
  • Find a Feature Dice Template
  • Dragon Eggs Cards
#Lesson2GeneratingQuestions

In this lesson, children will be encouraged to think about what questions they might ask to find out more information about their as yet unhatched dragon!

Together, children will look at some questions that could be asked about the different aspects of a dragon and its life. In their independent activities, children will further generate and record the questions they think are important to ask.

A detailed lesson plan, a slide show for the teaching input, and differentiated activity ideas and worksheets are all included in this non-chronological reports KS2 planning pack.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Question Sheets
  • Ideas Cards
  • Question Cards
#Lesson3MakingandOrganisingNotes

The dragon eggs are hatching!

In this lesson, children will use their imagination skills to write answers to the questions about their dragons they generated in the previous lesson. As a class, they will be reminded of how to record information in note form, as well as playing a short game focusing on the use of technical language, before independently organising their information into a plan for a non-chronological report.

Including all the printable resources you will need, this lesson is ready-to-teach with a detailed plan, differentiated activities and a slide show.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Match Up! Cards
  • Dragon Notebooks
#Lesson4ContentFeatures

In this lesson, your class will focus on the content features of a non-chronological report as they write their first draft.

As a class, your children will focus on how to make their writing interesting and engaging for the reader, by using varied sentence starters, carefully chosen adjectives, and conjunctions to link ideas. They will then apply these skills when beginning to write their non-chronological report.

Complete with printable, differentiated resources, slides for the teaching input, and a detailed plan, this planning pack has everything you need for a stress-free lesson!

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Non-chronological Report Features Help Sheet
  • Paragraph Draft Cards
  • Share-a-Feature Dice
#Lesson5EditingandImproving

In this lesson, children will discuss the importance of editing their writing.

First, your class will work together to discuss improvements for a variety of different given sentences, before applying this skill to their own draft paragraphs from the previous lesson. In their independent activities, children analyse and edit their own work, or if you choose the FSD? option, they read and make suggestions for improvement to their peers' writing.

Differentiated activity sheets, a detailed plan, and a set of slides for the teaching input are all included in this lesson pack.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Roll & Edit Game Sheets
  • Editing Carousel Sheet
#Lesson6LayoutFeatures

In this final lesson, your class will focus on the layout features of a non-chronological report as they present a final copy of their work.

Children will discuss the role that layout features have in the presentation of their non-chronological reports, such as the heading, sub-headings, paragraph order and placement, images, captions, and fact boxes. They are encouraged to think carefully about the layout of their own reports as they are creating their final copies. As a class, their completed work will take the form of a Dragon Directory.

Everything you need for a successful lesson is included in this pack: an easy-to-follow plan, a set of engaging and informative slides for the teaching input, and a range of printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Layout Prompt Card
  • Dragon Directory Cover
  • Dragon Directory Layout Template
  • Dragon Directory Blank Sheet
  • Section Cards
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Curriculum Objectives covered

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
  • proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors

Writing - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Objectives:

  • extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although

Spoken Language Objectives:

  • listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
  • ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge
  • use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions

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