6th Class Blog
Information Report Writing:
This month and next we will be looking at information report writing.
The purpose of an Information Report is to classify or describe something. Be careful it is not a newspaper report on events!
Information reports could be on lots of topics e.g. Bees, Mount Everest, Life During WWII etc. Read the samples below to see 'What A Good One Looks Like':
Information Report Layout:
The layout of an information report is as follows:
What is your report about?
Classify the subject of the report. Give a general overview and save the details for later.
The tiger is a member of the cat family. The rarest of all is the Siberian Tiger. It is now an endangered species.
A detailed description of the topic using sub-headings e.g. if your report is on an animal you could use the sub headings How it Looks, What it eats, Where it lives.
Most tigers are orange with thin black stripes. It can grow to be 3.1 m long and weigh up to 300kg.
A tiger can eat up to 40 kg of meat in one go and can jump to a height of 3m. A tiger cub weighs about 1 kg and as it gets older his/her stripes get darker.
Tigers live in forests in India, Siberia and other Asian countries. Tigers which aren’t wild live in zoos. In the wild a tiger can have a territory as large as 100sq km (39 sq miles) to himself/herself.
Include an extra piece of interesting information you found while researching
Tigers are becoming endangered because their skin is being used for clothes and other parts of their bodies have been used for medicines. It’s cruel to test make-up and other things on animals because you don’t always know what’s being tested and the animals could die. The U.N. has an organization called the U.N.D.P. They try to stop poachers from killing animals. There are only about 5,000 tigers left in the wild when a hundred years ago there was 100,000.
Features of an Information Report:
This weeks writing activity:
This week we will research information about Giant Pandas in order to write an information report. Use the links below to gather information under the following headings:
Classification- what is it?
Description – Where it lives/Habitat
Description – Appearance/ What it looks like
Description – What it eats/Diet
Any special facts/Interesting information
Use the following links to help you research:
Below is a template to help your planning if you want to download and print it (or just copy the layout onto a blank sheet you have lying around!). Remember it's a plan so you don't need full sentences, just information! On Wednesday I'll post another writing blog with a sample of the template filled in and we'll look at how we can use this to write our Information Report in full. It's only your first attempt so try your best!