You need to show your understanding in 2 ways:
1. Information Report
- Subtitles (questions) answer each question in a short paragraph (5-10)
- Overall statement conclusion
to show the habitat your resource lived in and how it was used by the people.
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Information Report Writing Planning
Taylor, Jonathan and Cayden
The resource we are going to research is
(What we already know about this)
That they live in rivers, streams and in lakes they are slimy and you can eat them (Taylor)
They were around since the Maori’s were alive(Cayden)
Question Matrix: To help you with questions to help you research.
Write 5-10 questions we’d like to research and present in an Information Report
1. What did they use the eels for?
They used them to eat and also for bait to catch other fish in the lake.
2. How did they catch the Eels? They caught Eels in big nets. Because of that snake slithery body it would just slip out of the Maori’s bare hands.
3.What did they use for bait to catch eels? Back then they used the leftover fish that they caught.
4. How fast are eels?
Eels can swim up to 23 kmp and they can swim for a long time.
Teacher: Check with one of the Year 6 teachers before you go onto writing your report.
Write your report here…..
1. Information Report (structure
Eels live in lakes. They are black and grey. They have very good speed and are known for sliding across land at night.
Why do eels go up and down stream?
When they are born they come down stream and then when they have lived for a long time they will try to get back up the river and have babies. Some don't make it back up stream. They get scratches from the rocks and the rock
pools are too deep and they can not get back up. It is because the water is warmer than it is up the stream than down the stream. Down the bottom there is more food to eat than up the top of the stream, that is why they go up and down.
How did the early maoris catch the eels?
They caught them using big nets because the eels snake like body they would just slip out of their hands.
What did they use for bait to catch the eels?
Back in the day they didn’t have fresh fish like we do now. They only had little bites of dead
fish. They were like a first class meal to the eels, so they came in and ate it straight away. That is how the Maoris caught them so fast.
How fast can eels swim?
They can swim up to 20 mph. They use this to get away from people, other fish and sometimes other eels. This makes them one of the fastest fish/snake. They can also swim for a long, long, long time.