After practicing composing Observational Reports of our surroundings, we compared the differences between a regular Observation Report and a Scientific Observation Report. Using our science fair experiments, we drafted our reports. While composing, we decided that writing a Scientific Observation Report is like a snap shot into our personal experience with the experiment vs the practical application of the experiment.
The students took the IB approach to research and create a poster for themselves, and peers, to refer to when writing. Students used prior knowledge to think of verbs they had encountered in their reading and writing in the past. Then they used books around them to gather new and interesting verbs that they could use in their future writing. This approach helps students take ownership over their writing and word choice, while reinforcing grammar skills.