Eman Eman

Non-chronological report writing: in the context of animals.
Grade 6 level


In this lesson, students will brainstorm ideas and practice writing a non-chronological report in the context of animals. Students will work in groups to exchange information about lions. A sample report will be provided to highlight the main features of the report; this will serve as a model for the productive task.


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Main Aims

  • To give students the main features of writing a report in the context of animals.

Subsidiary Aims

  • to introduce students to the technical questions related to the text type and their model answer.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will tell them a story about my trip to Sri Lanka where I met the bee hummingbird. It was the first time I have ever seen such a bird so I wanted to know more information about it, let's know them together.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

T elicits the word 'report' from Ss. T asks "How do we write a report? What is the structure of a report and what language do you use when writing a report? T goes through the structure of a report using the reading text from the previous lesson.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T highlights the language used in the report that they must use the present tense, formal style and third person. Then I will stick some subheadings on the board and display some paragraphs to each group of students and I will ask them to match them to the suitable subheading.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

I will divide students into groups and ask them to brainstorm to write a report about lions.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Groups display their reports on the wall. Ss do a quick gallery walk to read and decide which report is the best. T selects one report for whole class feedback and error correction.

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