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Prewriting for Classroom Reports

To write a good report, you need to choose a topic that interests you and spend some time researching facts about it. These prewriting activities will prepare you to write a first draft.

Prewriting to Choose a Topic

Your first prewriting step is to choose a topic for your report. Make sure the topic is something you want to learn more about.

Explore writing topics.

In this unit, you will be writing a report about a specific landform. Explore the list of landforms below. Choose the three landforms that you find most interesting.

mountains

rivers

lakes

oceans

reefs

plateaus

islands

canyons

caves

deserts

forests

plains

Teaching Tip

The guidelines in this unit focus on writing a report about a landform, but students can follow the same guidelines to write a report about any topic—whether person, place, thing, or event. Feel free to adapt the unit to the topics of your curriculum.

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