August 4, 2017
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By Jasmine Gibson

Lesson plan

All About Me: A year one Report

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  • Students will be able to write a personal report.
  • Students will be able to practise neat handwriting.
(5 minutes)
  • Gather students together and tell them that today they will be writing an All About Me report. Explain that a ReportShares information about something or someone. Tell them that in the All About Me report they will be sharing information all about themselves!
(5 minutes)
  • Tell the students that an important part of writing a report is making sure that other people will be able to read it. Explain that one way to do this is to practise writing with neat handwriting.
(5 minutes)
  • Tell the students that an important part of writing a report is making sure that other people will be able to read it. Explain that one way to do this is to practise writing with neat handwriting.
  • Display the All About Me Report worksheet on the board, or write the prompts on the board for students to see.
  • Read the first prompt, “My name is,” to the class.
  • Model adding in your name.
  • Think aloud as you write to draw attention to your handwriting. Say, “I am being careful to use my neatest handwriting in my report. I want to make sure that my letters are the same size and not too squished together.”
  • Repeat this process with the following two sections of the report.
(10 minutes)
  • Ask students to think about what kinds of things they would like to include in their reports. For example, do they have a pet, sibling, or enjoy dancing?
  • Have students turn and talk with a partner about their ideas. Encourage students to use complete sentences when explaining their ideas (e.g. I have a pet named Lucky). When finished, ask a few students to share one thing their partner told them they would like to include.
  • Record student ideas on the board (include simple drawings next to each idea to help students ‘read’ each word).
  • Pass out index cards to each student.
  • Explain that before writing their reports, they will get to practise writing out some of the things they want to include.
  • Encourage students to choose two things from the board and write them on each side of the index card. Tell students to practise using their very best handwriting!
(15 minutes)
  • Have students return to their seats with their index cards.
  • Pass out the All About Me Report worksheet and have students complete the report independently.
  • Provide reading and spelling support as needed.
  • Students who finish early can complete the Say What? and Copy It! worksheets.

Support:

  • For struggling students, provide them with additional pre-written words to copy for each section of their report.
  • Encourage the use of illustration to complete the sections of the report and dictate their writing to you.

Enrichment:

  • For more advanced students, encourage them to write additional sentences in each section of the report.
(5 minutes)
  • Collect student reports and assess whether students were able to use appropriate details and neat handwriting.
(10 minutes)
  • Gather the class together and invite several students to share a page from their report with the group.
  • Ask students to notice the new things they learned about their classmates as they listen to each other's reports.
  • Celebrate the unique nature of each student as they share about themselves.
  • Display the reports in a prominent area of the classroom for others to enjoy.

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