Getting to grips with information reports

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By Paul Masonteacher

Take a look at some ideas to encourage KS2 children to read and write reports for information

Information reports

When asking children to write a report, the intention is for them to locate and present information in a logical and structured way.

For children to get to grips with the features and structure of report writing they should first read reports and explore the language choices of the author, giving them a better picture of what is being asked of them as writers.

Tap into prior knowledge

Before taking a look at examples of reports, invite the children to share what they already know. Start a chart where you record their ideas and add to it as you go. Ask: What is a report? What types of reports are there? Where have you seen reports? What is special about the language used in reports?

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