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Totara Unit Plan: Informational Reports

Listening, Reading & Viewing
Curriculum Focus English Strands
Speaking, Writing & Presenting
Mathematics –Statistics
Curriculum
Science – Planet Earth & Beyond
Integration
- Material World
Unit Duration Term 1 weeks 1-3 Level 2/3
Level 2

Select and use sources of information, processes, and strategies with
some confidence to identify, form, and express ideas.

Show some understanding of how texts are shaped for different
purposes and audiences.

Show some understanding of ideas within, across, and beyond texts.

Show some understanding of how language features are used for effect
within and across texts.

Show some understanding of text structures.

Show some understanding of how to shape texts for different purposes
and audiences.

Select, form, and express ideas on a range of topics.

Use language features appropriately, showing some understanding of
Achievement
their effects.
Objectives
Organise texts, using a range of structures.
Level 3

Integrate sources of information, processes, and strategies with
developing confidence to identify, form, and express ideas.

Show a developing understanding of how texts are shaped for different
purposes and audiences.

Show a developing understanding of ideas within, across, and beyond
texts.

Show a developing understanding of how language features are used for
effect within and across texts.

Show a developing understanding of text structures.

Select, form, and communicate ideas on a range of topics.

Organise texts, using a range of appropriate structures.
Key Competencies Thinking, Using language, symbols & texts, Managing Self, Participating & contributing
Learning Intentions Success Criteria
We are learning to: We will know we are successful when we:
1. Identify the features of an informational 1. Can identify an informational report and tell
report someone the features of it.
2. Identify the main idea of a text. 2. Can say in one or two sentences what a text or
3. Use evidence to identify the main idea. paragraph was about.
4. Skim & scan to find information quickly. 3. Identify the keypoints made by the author that
5. Use our knowledge of how words work to help us to summarize the main idea.
help us figure out difficult words. 4. Use our eyes to quickly locate useful
6. Identify keywords to help us find specific information.
information. 5. Can use root words, prefixes and suffixes to
7. Make notes to record facts and information. work out difficult words
8. Organise our ideas into paragraphs. 6. Can write a list of keywords that will help us to
9. Structure a paragraph correctly. find the information we are looking for.
10. Edit and proof read our work ourselves. 7. Use graphic organisers to record useful
11. Use the language features and text information in our own words.
structure to write and publish an 8. Can write a paragraph that has a topic sentence,
informational report. details and a closing sentence.
9. Group ideas about different topics into
paragraphs.
10. Check our own writing for spelling, grammar and
punctuation errors and fix them up
ourselves/Use a spelling and grammar check in
Word.
11. Can write an interesting informational report
for other children in our class to read.
Related Learning
Learning Progressions/Activities
Intention/s

Refer Literacy weekly plan for specific progressions of class & group learning activities

Published Informational Reports
Assessment
Teacher observations of reading & writing skills

Unit Evaluation