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Write a Non-Chronological Report

In this worksheet, students practise writing a non-chronological report, focusing on the language conventions and grammatical structure of a non-chronological report.

'Write a Non-Chronological Report' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:  Plan What and Who to Write For

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A non-chronological report (sometimes simply called a report) is a text written to describe or classify something. Reports include guide books, information leaflets and books about animals or periods in history.

 

Reports often contain the following features.

 

1) They open with a general description or classification.

e.g. A dog is a mammal.

 

2) They are usually written in the present tense.

 

3) The main body of the text is divided into paragraphs about different aspects of the topic. The paragraphs may have sub-headings.

 

4) They contain facts, not opinions.

 

5) They describe the topic in general, rather than in particular (e.g. describing 'dogs' rather than 'my dog Sid').

 

6) They use fairly formal and technical language, rather than slang.

 

7) They end with a conclusion which may identify the main points already described.

 

In this worksheet you can practise writing a non-chronological report, focusing on including all the above features. Remember that you can look back at this introduction as often as you like by clicking on the Help button.

In the box below, write a non-chronological report about something you are familiar with, such as a particular animal or a place you know well. Write your report in the present tense and try to include the features that are listed in the introduction. (Remember that you can look back at the introduction as often as you like by clicking on the Help button.)


 

  • Question 1

In the box below, write a non-chronological report about something you are familiar with, such as a particular animal or a place you know well. Write your report in the present tense and try to include the features that are listed in the introduction. (Remember that you can look back at the introduction as often as you like by clicking on the Help button.)


 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award a maximum of 10 marks for the report.
1) Award one mark if there is a general description or classification at the start of the report.
2) Award one mark if the present tense is used consistently throughout the report.
3 and 4) Award up to two marks if the work is divided into paragraphs about different aspects of the subject.
5) Award one mark for the use of sub-headings.
6) Award one mark if the report contains only facts and no opinions.
7) Award one mark if the report is about the subject in general and is not specific to the writer.
8 and 9) Award up to two marks for the use of formal and technical language and the avoidance of slang.
10) Award one mark if there is a definite conclusion to the report.
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