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LO: I can write the opening paragraph.

 

Warm up: watch the BBC video, do the activity and make a note of any key facts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z7d7gwx/articles/zrxwy9qTimeline

 

Our lessons this week will be based around the question Who was William Shakespeare?

We are going to write a report to answer this question.

Our success criteria for this type of text are as follows:


Title
Opening paragraph
Subheadings
Subject-specific paragraphs
Diagram with labels and caption
Closing paragraph
Technical vocabulary
Time conjunctions

 

Today we will write the title and opening paragraph.

Please look at the report writing skeleton.

 

Your Task

 

You are going to plan and write your title and opening paragraph.

 

This is an introduction to the report, so you do not need lots of detailed information. 

 

I have added material under the title of Report text information and have included Mrs Forster’s example of a report opening. Please look at these to help you write your own opening paragraph.

 

Your opening paragraph should include the answers to these questions:

 

Where and when was William Shakespeare born?

What is he famous for?

Give two examples of his famous works.

Which famous theatre did he help to build?

Report text information
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