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Look at the examples of non-chronological reports and answer the following questions:

  1. Why is it useful to read a non-chronological report?
  2. How do the subheadings help the reader?
  3. Biographies are written in chronological order- these are not. What do you think ‘non-chronological’ means?
  4. What else is included that makes these reports interesting for the reader?
  5. Which tense are non-chronological reports written in? Past, present or future?


Retrieve the answers from the sharks report above in Monday’s lesson:

  1. Which sense is very strong in sharks?
  2. What two reasons do people think hammerhead sharks have a hammer shaped head?
  3. What other senses are good in great white sharks apart from smell?
  4. What dies the word ‘agile’ mean? Can you use it in your own sentence?
  5. What type of shark can travel up to 70 miles per hour?
  6. Where can you find hammerhead sharks?
  7. How long do whale sharks grow?


Task: Research facts about your favourite animal and write them down. Can you also save some pictures/diagrams of them and their habitat?

Find out:

  • Where in the world your animal can be found.
  • How many in the world are there?
  • What do they eat?
  • What are they good at?
  • How do they raise their young?
  • How do they survive?
  • Other interesting facts.

OR use the alpaca report template to find out facts about alpacas.


Use the examples of non-chronological reports from Monday’s lesson to write your own report about your researched animal.

Remember to think of a catchy title and suitable sub headings for each paragraph. Your facts should go under the appropriate sub headings so the information can be easily found by the reader.

Can you include a picture? (from the internet or drawn)

I have provided a blank template for you to use if you would like. Or you can lay your report out how you would like.