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Report Writing Made Easy: Grades 2-5
Grade Levels: Written by: Length of Unit: I. Second through Fifth Grades Pat Leger and Mitzy Lurvey, Academy of Charter Schools, Denver, CO Six lessons (minimum of eight days)

ABSTRACT Teaching report writing is not as difficult a process as it may appear. Guide your students through the entire process in this simple, easy to follow unit. The lessons begin with an introduction to research and advance through each necessary step to produce a thoughtful, wello
Report Writing Made Easy: Grades 2-5
Grade Levels: Written by: Length of Unit: I. Second through Fifth Grades Pat Leger and Mitzy Lurvey, Academy of Charter Schools, Denver, CO Six lessons (minimum of eight days)

ABSTRACT Teaching report writing is not as difficult a process as it may appear. Guide your students through the entire process in this simple, easy to follow unit. The lessons begin with an introduction to research and advance through each necessary step to produce a thoughtful, wello

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Second through Fifth Grades, Report Writing 2001 Colorado Summer Writing Institute
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Report Writing Made Easy: Grades 2-5
Grade Levels
:
 
Second through Fifth Grades
Written by
: Pat Leger and Mitzy Lurvey, Academy of Charter Schools, Denver, CO
Length of Unit
: Six lessons (minimum of eight days)
I. ABSTRACT
Teaching report writing is not as difficult a process as it may appear. Guide your studentsthrough the entire process in this simple, easy to follow unit. The lessons begin with anintroduction to research and advance through each necessary step to produce a thoughtful, well-organized final product, including a bibliography. Students are taught that outlines are simplyquestions that need to be answered. Answer those questions on notecards that are then put innumerical order, and your report is practically written. With these six step-by-step lessons,students in grades two through five will become expert report writers.
II. OVERVIEW
A. Concept Objectives1. Understands how to locate, select, and make use of relevant information from avariety of media, reference, and technological sources. (Colorado StateStandards: Reading and Writing Standard 5)2. Understands how to write for a variety of purposes and audiences. (ColoradoState Standards: Reading and Writing Standard 2)B. Content from the
Core Knowledge Sequence
 Second Grade (page 43)1. Produce reports and make reasonable judgments about what to include in his orher own written works.Third Grade (page 65)1. Produce reports and make reasonable judgments about what to include in his orher own written works.2. Know how to gather information from basic print sources, and write reportsrepresenting the information in his or her own words.3. With guidance go through the process of gathering information, organizingthoughts, composing a draft, revising to clarify and refine his or her meaning, andproofreading with attention to spelling, mechanics, and presentation of a finaldraft.Fourth Grade (page 87)1. Produce reports with a coherent structure.2. Know how to gather information from different sources and write reportsrepresenting the information in his or her own words, with the attention to thefollowing:a. understanding the purpose and audience of writingb. defining a main idea and sticking to itc. providing an introduction and conclusiond. organizing material in coherent paragraphse. illustrating points with relevant examplesf. documenting sources in a rudimentary bibliographyFifth Grade (page 109)1. Produce reports and research essays with a coherent structure.2. Know how to gather information from different sources and write reportssynthesizing the information from at least three different sources, presenting theinformation in his or her own words, with the attention to the following:
 
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a. understanding the purpose and audience of writingb. defining a main idea and sticking to itc. providing an introduction and conclusiond. organizing material in coherent paragraphse. illustrating points with relevant examplesf. documenting sources in a rudimentary bibliographyC. Skill Objectives1. The student will be able to identify different types of resources and what kind of information is found in each.2. The student will be able to locate specific information from resources.3. The student will learn how to produce organized bibliography cards, numberedand aligned with each and every resource/reference used in writing a report.4. The student will be able to identify information required to complete an outline.5. The student will be able to compose a paragraph from a simple outline.6. The student will be able to complete notecards in order to organize specificinformation about a research topic.7. The student will write coherent paragraphs from a completed outline.8. The student will revise and edit the rough draft to correct grammar, mechanics,and spelling mistakes.9. The student will produce a well-organized and final copy of a report.10. The student will arrange resources into a list called a bibliography.
III. BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
A. For Teachers1. Gibaldi, J.
 MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
. New York: TheModern Language Association of America, 1999. 0-87352-975-8.2. James, E., & Barkin, C.
 How To Write Super School Reports
. New York:Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1998. 0-688-16132-4.3. Sullivan, H., & Sernoff, L.
 Research Reports A Guide for Middle and HighSchool Students
. Brookfield, CT: The Milbrook Press, 1996. 0-7613-0398-7.B. For Students1. Content from the
Core Knowledge Sequence,
Second Grade, page 43a. Organize material in paragraphs and understandi. how to use a topic sentenceii. how to develop a paragraph with examples and detailsiii. that each new paragraph is indented
IV. RESOURCES
 A. Three or more copies of each of the following resources:1. Map2. World atlas3. Telephone book 4. Dictionary5. Encyclopedia6. Thesaurus7. School lunch menu8. Newspaper9. Current magazine10. Non-fiction book B. A copy of the following resources:1. A book with one author
 
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2. A book with two or more authors3. An encyclopedia4. A volume of a multi-volume work 5. Magazine6. A CD-ROM
V. LESSONS
 
Lesson One: Introduction to Research
A.
 Daily Objectives
 1. Concept Objectivesa. Understands how to locate, select, and make use of relevant informationfrom a variety of media, reference, and technological sources.2. Lesson ContentSecond, Third, and Fourth Gradesa. Know how to gather information from basic print sources, and writereports representing the information in his or her own words.Fifth Gradea. Know how to gather information from different sources and write reportssynthesizing the information from at least three different sources,presenting the information in his or her own words.3. Skill Objective(s)a. The student will be able to identify different types of resources and whatkind of information is found in each.
 
b. The student will be able to locate specific information from resources.
 
B.
 Materials
 1. Three or more copies of each of the following:a. U.S. road mapb. World atlasc. Telephone book d. Dictionarye. Encyclopediaf. Thesaurusg. School lunch menuh. Newspaperi. Current magazine j. Non-fiction book 2. Candy-enough to give each child one piece3. Appendix A-prepared with enough questions for each student to have threequestions4. Copy of Appendix B and access to resources listedC.
Key Vocabulary
 1. Resource or source-a book, statement, person, etc. supplying information2. Research-process of collecting facts and information on a specific topicD.
Procedures/Activities
Day One1. Gather the resources listed above and place around the classroom. Before classmake several copies of Appendix A and cut apart. Write approximately 10questions per source, or as many as needed, so each student has three cards forthe Resource/Fact Find Activity below (make sure that the three cards eachstudent gets are for three different resources).

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