Day 1 Grammar
Formal and Informal Language PowerPoint please work through it as it will support you in your non-chronological writing this week.
Choose a photo of an animal or insect that can be found on the Galapagos Islands. Upload the photo to presentation or labelling software, such as Prezi or Skitch or PowerPoint, and label each specimen’s key features and characteristics. Add a note to each label to provide more information. Write using correct singular and plural agreement, such as ‘The tail is...’ or ‘The ears are...’ Other examples could include ‘Tail: approximately 7cm long and ridged’ or ‘Whiskers: equal amounts on both sides of the nose’. You are encouraged to use clear and accurate scientific language and descriptions.
Look at examples of Darwin’s scientific journals found here: http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?viewtype=side&itemID=CUL-DAR158.1-76&pageseq=3
Observe how he recorded his findings and posed questions about different species. Plan a non-chronological report using a Boxing Up plan. Treat each Box as a paragraph on your animal/insect. Remember that your final paragraph should summarise your main findings. Include your key vocabulary, conjunctions, openers and punctuation. Create a non-chronological report about your chosen animal or insect, using a formal writing style and diagrams, images and questions. Summarise your main findings in the final paragraph.
Use your plan to create your non-chronological report remembering to include detail and Y5/Y6 statutory words where appropriate (you find this list on this page). Once finished remember what we do in class, edit and improve it before getting an adult or older sibling to read through it.