Thursday, 22 May 2014

Just the Facts!

Room 15 are immersed in all things non-fiction.

We read non-fiction. We write non-fiction. We love non-fiction!

For the past few weeks we have been learning about how to write factual reports. We have spent a lot of time discussing the difference between fact and opinion, persuading and informing. We know about titles, subtitles, introductions and conclusions. We know how to list important facts using bullet points.

On Monday some children from Room 8 kindly came to help us research an animal of our choice. You won't believe the animals we found out about - we have tiger slugs, we have bush viper snakes, we have megalodons! The big kids helped us find the answers to our questions. We needed their help putting the facts we read about into our own words.

We have begun writing our factual reports based on the information we found. We will be sure to post them once we're done.

Thanks Room 8 for helping us with our research! You were so patient with us and we really appreciate your support. 

But wait, that's not all!

To create links between reading and writing, we read lots of non-fiction texts too. Doing this really helps us with our writing because we can identify language features, specific word choices and visual text features too.

This week we read about Bears in this shared big book:
If you have any special non-fiction books at home that you think would be suitable to share with the class, please be sure to bring them in. 

1 comment:

  1. What great collaboration, rooms 8 and 15! I can't wait to read some of your reports! Ms Fothergill