When exploring information reports we decided that the following elements were really important:Planning (using a graphic organiser)
Introduction (general statement/classification/description of what report is about)
Paragraphs to organize information (3 or more sentences per paragraph)
Topic sentences at the beginning of each paragraph
Sentence Fluency (long and short sentences)
Conjunctions (to make some sentences longer)
Summary ( to tie all of the information together)
Revision using ARMS – Add, Remove, Move, Substitute
Editing using CUPS – Capitals, Understanding, Punctuation, Spelling
An annotated information report about Day and Night
You will notice that the students of 3A did a great job of using the important elements listed above in their Information Reports.
What do you think is the most important element of an information report?