Tinaroo Dam (Activity 2)

 

Write a report about Tinaroo Dam.

Use the information found at 'Support and Resources' - ' Student Resources' - 'History' - 'Tinaroo Dam' on the TEEC website. The notes below will help you write your report.

A REPORT

• is a factual text.

• is written mainly to provide the reader with accurate, organised information which is easy to read.

• is usually objective.

• has a general opening statement, or introduction, which often takes the form of a classification or definition.

• is a series of paragraphs, each with a topic sentence, looking at various aspects of the subject

• can be written about most living things, like plants and animals; non-living like bikes, buildings and religion; and people and events both current and historical

HOW TO PLAN A REPORT

Divide your note-paper into squares, one for each paragraph and take notes as you read. Use single words and phrases not sentences.

Remember the notes you take will form the basis of your paragraphs. Turn your notes into a rough draft - check for mistakes - then turn your rough draft into your final report.

If you wish you may use the template below as the scaffolding for your report.

A REPORT TEMPLATE

Title: Tinaroo Dam, North Queensland


Paragraph 1(Intro) - Topic Sentence

Opening Statement

When Tinaroo Dam was built it provided the surrounding area with ......


Paragraph 2 (Geography) -Topic Sentence

Description

Situated on the Barron River.........


Paragraph 3 (History) - Topic Sentence

Description

The decision to build the dam was made..........


Paragraph 4 (Some interesting facts) - Topic Sentence

Description

To fully understand the size of this dam and the influence it has on its surrounding area..........


Paragraph 5 (Use of Water) - Topic Sentence

Description

Although originally planned as a source of irrigation, Tinaroo Dam also.....


Paragraph 6 (Irrigation Area) - Topic Sentence

Description

A series of channels distributes this valuable resource........


Paragraph 7 (Conclusion)

Conclusion

Tinaroo Dam provides North Queenslanders with........


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