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Elephant report

  1. 1. Elephants There are two types of elephant. Indian elephants are smaller than African elephants. African elephants are the biggest land animal. They can live to be eighty.
  2. 2. Baby Elephants A baby elephant is called a calf. A newborn elephant weighs about 110kg. It is covered in hair. Baby elephants stay in the group until they are about ten years old.
  3. 3. The Trunk An elephant’s trunk is really a nose. They use their trunk to drink. They breathe through the trunk. They also use the trunk to break branches and to pick up food.
  4. 4. Food Adult elephants eat in the morning and evening. They eat lots of leaves and grass. They use their trunk to suck up water and then squirt it in their mouth.
  5. 5. Habitat African elephants live in grasslands and forests. Indian elephants live in jungles. Their habitats are being destroyed.
  6. 6. Protecting Elephants Elephants are beautiful animals. People must save their habitat and protect them. Without this help all the world’s elephants will die.
  7. 7. This is… a report a letter a story an advert a recount report a play an instruction
  8. 8. Writing Reports What is a report like? Let’s look…
  9. 9. Elephants The first paragraph is general. It tells us about the topic. There are two types of elephant. Indian elephants are smaller than African elephants. African elephants are the biggest land animal. They can live to be eighty. A Heading The verbs (do) are ‘now’ not ‘past’.
  10. 10. Baby Elephants A baby elephant is called a calf. A newborn elephant weighs about 110kg. It is covered in hair. Baby elephants stay in the group until they are about ten years old. This paragraph gives details about one aspect. A Sub Heading The verbs (do) are ‘now’ not ‘past’.
  11. 11. The Trunk An elephant’s trunk is really a nose. They use their trunk to drink. They breathe through the trunk. They also use the trunk to break branches and to pick up food. This paragraph gives details about one aspect. A Sub Heading The verbs (do) are ‘now’ not ‘past’.
  12. 12. Food Adult elephants eat in the morning and evening. They eat lots of leaves and grass. They use their trunk to suck up water and then squirt it in their mouth. This paragraph gives details about one aspect. A Sub Heading The verbs (do) are ‘now’ not ‘past’.
  13. 13. Habitat African elephants live in grasslands and forests. Indian elephants live in jungles. Their habitats are being destroyed. This paragraph gives details about one aspect. A Sub Heading The verbs (do) are ‘now’ not ‘past’.
  14. 14. Protecting Elephants Elephants are beautiful animals. People are trying to save their habitat and protect them. Without help all the world’s elephants will die. This is the concluding paragraph. A Sub Heading The verbs (do) are ‘now’ not ‘past’.
  15. 15. Reports Elephants Baby elephants The Trunk Food Habitat Protecting elephants General Detail Concluding paragraph
  16. 16. Title General topic Verbs: now not past Impersonal: he she they not I Use headings and sub headings General Detail Concluding paragraph
  17. 17. Title: General Detail Concluding paragraph

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