Source: Mrs Holly English https://sites.google.com/a/mrshollyenglish.com/the-octopus-s-garden/essential-skills/report-writing
You must have watched the video and completed the video in the first part of the workshop before completing this. Please click here if you have not.
Source: Mrs Holly English http://www.sophia.org/report-writing-how-to-workshop-tutorial
a) Have a look at this learner example of a report.
b) Have a look at the YELLOW and PINK highlighted sentences in the first two paragraphs of the main body.
These are the topic and summary sentences. Topic sentences (yellow) introduce the topic of the paragraph. Summary sentences (pink) sum up or conclude each paragraph - so each paragraph is like a mini-essay with three parts:-
c) Find the topic and summary sentences in the remaining three paragraphs of the main body
Look at this example of a learner PLAN. These are the notes the learner made before writing the essay. See if you can see how they have used their notes to create their essay.
Source: Mrs Holly English https://docs.google.com/a/mrshollyenglish.com/document/d/1aK2LrBBWe_k-FfQe95q32lPWcf8KY2Fdbb__Y7aikyY/edit#
Complete this PLAN for your own report on The Octopus's Garden Project.
Source: Mrs Holly English https://docs.google.com/a/mrshollyenglish.com/document/d/1uf2a-a5PdKPtI8GTdpEbL2q8l3OUbk7Jcw14zQVb-yI/edit#
Use your PLAN to complete this FRAME as a first draft.
Source: Mrs Holly English https://docs.google.com/a/mrshollyenglish.com/document/d/1ALxiNPaxjSjDGMQtux3x-MQT_bKetWPQ-0xscLjdS_A/edit#
Use your FIRST DRAFT FRAME to complete your final draft. Make sure you use the rubric to ensure success.
Post this final version of your report on your blog.
Complete the quiz at the top right of the tutorial.
Source: Mrs Holly English 2013