Room 3, Thornbury School,Year 4-6. Teacher: Rachel Peters.
In class we have been learning about the information a reader needs to keep them interested when they are reading a report. Pet Day was coming up and we wanted everyone to be able to see how much we knew about our pets, so we decided a pet report would be a good idea as a topic. We identified our audience as the adults and older children attending pet day so knew we needed to make our books informative but at the same time informal. We also used images to make our reports more eye catching and to add meaning to our words. Overall, we wanted to make sure our writing gave lots of information about our pets by using connectives and extended sentences.After lots of analysing of other people's reports, we felt we understood the features of a good report. As a class we created a list of the different sections a good report would have as well as some of the features we'd need to include. We didn't all pick to make an ebook, in fact some created booklets and posters, and some made power points. We drafted each section of our writing and then proof read our work, it took about a week to write and check each of the sections we wanted to include. We used Strip Designer to make each of the pages but our teacher encouraged us to create each page from scratch as this made us think more about the layouts that would work for our readers. Then we tried lots of different images, sounds, colours and fonts, but picked the ones here because we thought they created consistency without being boring.