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15th June - 19th June

Non-Chronological Reports


Task 1: Find the Features!


First of all... What is a non-chronological report? It's a non-fiction piece of text that gives facts and information about a topic, and it isn't written in chronological (time) order. 


Can you think of any non-chronological reports you have read before? Perhaps in a topic book or a magazine? 


Read through the non-chronological report about werewolves below. Some of the key features of non-chronological reports are labelled in colourful boxes. Then, have a look at the report about polar bears and see if you can find the features!

Task 2: Match the Jumbled Facts to the Subheadings


Non-chronological reports are organised into paragraphs. Each paragraph gives the reader information about a different aspect of the topic. Usually, each paragraph has a subheading to make it easy for the reader to see what they will be finding out about. 


Below are some subheadings from a non-chronological report but there's a problem... The facts that go with them are all jumbled up! Can you read each fact carefully and match it to the correct subheading?


Then, read the non-chronological report to see if you got them right!

Task 3: Be a Vocabulary Detective


One important feature of non-chronological reports is technical vocabulary that is linked to the topic. For example, a report about cheetahs might use the word 'aerodynamic' to describe its slender body. A report about bats might use the word 'transparent' to describe the see-through skin on its wings. 


Non-chronological reports also use formal language. For example, instead of 'so', they might use 'therefore'. Instead of 'really big', they might use 'considerable'. 


Can you go on a hunt for all of the technical and formal words in the reports you have read? You could colour the technical words in one colour and the formal words in another.


When you have found them all, have a go at using them to write your own super sentences!