Unit Title: Writing Effective Reports Target Audience: Year 7-8 Students in New Zealand
Unit Overview: This five-week unit will focus on developing students’ report writing skills. Students will be introduced to the purpose of reports and the different types of reports that exist. They will also learn about the structure of a report and the language features that are used to write them effectively. Throughout the unit, students will practice writing reports on a range of topics, including science experiments, current events, and personal experiences. By the end of the unit, students should be able to write a well-structured and coherent report that effectively conveys information to the reader.
- Understand the purpose and types of reports.
- Identify the key features of a report.
- Use appropriate language features in report writing.
- Write reports that effectively convey information to the reader.
- Reflect on their own writing and identify areas for improvement.
- Students can explain the purpose of reports and identify different types of reports.
- Students can identify the key features of a report, including headings, subheadings, bullet points, and visual aids.
- Students can use appropriate language features in report writing, including technical vocabulary, formal language, and appropriate sentence structures.
- Students can write reports that are well-structured, coherent, and effectively convey information to the reader.
- Students can reflect on their own writing and identify areas for improvement, such as organization, language use, and the inclusion of appropriate details.
Week 1: Introduction to Reports
- Introduce the purpose of reports and the different types of reports that exist.
- Have students read and analyze examples of reports to identify their key features.
Week 2: Report Structure
- Teach students about the structure of a report, including headings, subheadings, and bullet points.
- Have students practice organizing information into a report structure.
Week 3: Language Features in Reports
- Introduce language features that are commonly used in report writing, such as technical vocabulary and formal language.
- Have students practice using these language features in their own writing.
Week 4: Writing Reports on Different Topics
- Have students write reports on a range of topics, such as science experiments, current events, and personal experiences.
- Provide feedback on the organization, language use, and inclusion of appropriate details in their reports.
Week 5: Reflection and Revision
- Have students reflect on their own writing and identify areas for improvement.
- Have students revise their reports based on feedback and reflection.
Assessment: Assessment will be based on the success criteria outlined above. Students will be assessed through their participation in class activities, their completion of written reports, and their ability to reflect on and revise their own writing.