Writing reports and other kinds of informational pieces is a skill unto itself. It requires an understanding of organizing and sequencing thoughts, tying them together in a way that makes sense to the reader and sometimes a bit of research. It is recommended that students participate in writing their own informational essay on a topic of their choice. This will allow them to apply all that they are learning through the exercises in this unit.
Not knowing a word’s meaning is OK -- in fact, it’s totally human. Luckily, there are lots of ways to figure out word meaning without looking it up. Try looking at the words around it in the sentence, or breaking it down into root words. Learn these techniques and more with our resources for figuring out word meaning. We’ve got everything from regular old worksheets to online quizzes.