Over the last month we have been working on creating an information book about a newly discovered alien creature. First of all we created our creatures by using cursive writing and symmetry. Take a look at our drawings. When Mrs S scanned these we were still working on them so some are not finished.
After that Mrs S colour copied our drawings so that we could add a background that showed where our creature lived. We then used a grid to re-draw our aliens so that they were smaller and we used this drawing to make a labelled diagram that show both the size of our creature and the most important features.
We worked hard on some first draft writing that contained lots of detail about our alien, the habitat that it lives in and any other important information. We looked at some information texts to find out what text features would be important to use in our writing. We found out that headings help the reader to find information quickly and that paragraphs have one main idea and some supporting detail. We used technical language to add detail to our writing. Information reports use formal language and are written in the third person. This means we needed to use “the, it and they” instead on “my or mine”. Information texts often include diagrams and maps so we needed to explore some maps before we created our own to add to our books. The Animoto below shows some of our labelled diagrams and maps.