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  • Sep 4th

    For introducing this text type and self or peer assessment of writing.

  • Apr 11th

    intro to explanation texts yr1

  • Mar 18th

    For assessment of reading comprehension

  • Feb 18th

    Self assessment by the children

  • Feb 3rd

    use it for my assignment on observation....

  • Jan 21st

    really good

  • Jan 17th

    I hope to use this resource to help children with self-assessment. Thank you

  • Jan 3rd

    supporting children's writing

  • Dec 15th

    Marking ladder for children's written work

  • Nov 25th

    Introducing text explanation to my year 2 class.

  • Nov 15th

    Low Ability KS2 children.

  • Nov 15th

    teaching explanation texts

  • Oct 11th

    introduction to explanation texts and as a checklist whilst writing

  • Sep 27th

    I would use this to support an introduction to explanation texts and create a toolkit for writing.

  • Sep 27th

    explanation genre

  • Sep 21st

    English topic explanation text ks2

  • Sep 15th

    Investigating the features of explanation texts.

  • Sep 13th

    used with new Y4 class to see what they could remember

  • Sep 10th

    Would be better if I could edit it

    • Sep 10th

      Hi pbevan,
      I'll see what we can do for you! Thanks for commenting :)

    • Sep 13th

      Hi there pbevan,
      This has been completed now and we have emailed the new resource to you! It will also be available on the website soon. I hope you find it useful!

  • Sep 6th

    To use as a check list in class

  • Sep 6th

    Class work check list.

  • Sep 2nd

    For class work

  • Aug 16th

    Using it to help teachers understand the components they need to teach

  • Aug 5th

    To help my students write Explanations. This is a great checklist.

  • Jun 21st


    • Jun 21st

      Hi mcowan,
      Thank you for your feedback! I'm really glad we could help :)

  • Jun 18th

    for children to check criteria as they are writing and then to self and peer check afterwards.

    • Jun 18th

      Hi cg5460,
      That's a great idea - thanks for letting others know! :)

  • Jun 10th

    Teaches students to remember to include key features in their writing!

    • Jun 10th

      Hi aprinkki,
      Thank you for your feedback! I'm really glad we could help :)

  • May 31st

    great for getting kids to check own work

  • May 31st

    useful for planning explanation writing

  • May 29th

    Great resource for children to have some ownership on marking their work and checking that they have included everything!

    • May 29th

      Hi there RachelLGriffiths, I'm really glad you will find this resource useful! :)

  • May 17th

    Brilliant for asking children to check if their writing contain the correct features. Also a good marking tool for me!

  • May 17th

    Year 4 Literacy lesson, key features of Explanation text

  • May 15th

    explanation of How to do pond dipping safely!

  • May 1st

    Explanation text as part of Literacysupport

  • Apr 28th

    Explantion text for what pirate job app

  • Apr 24th

    Currently teaching an Explanation Text unit for Year2 ESL children and would like them to have as much practice use worksheets and others resources.

  • Mar 26th

    Yr3/4 excellent for team work and as a encouragement to tick all boxes to get a sticker for your table!

  • Mar 16th

    Y6 class resource

  • Mar 9th

    Year 4 english lesson

  • Mar 8th

    Writing checklist of how a steam engine works

  • Mar 8th

    Writing checklist for explanation of how does a dragon breathe fire

  • Feb 28th

    Science explanation writing

  • Feb 23rd

    Nice framework

  • Feb 22nd

    Very useful thanks

  • Feb 19th

    Science experiment

  • Feb 10th

    Burst writing about the Water Cycle for Y4 class - cross curricular writing

  • Feb 7th

    literacy lesson

  • Feb 3rd

    Introducing explanation texts to Year 4 pupils - LIteracy

  • Feb 1st

    observation lesson on explanations

  • Jan 27th

    Introducing explanation texts in Literacy

  • Jan 25th

    literacy lesson

  • Jan 20th

    Science experiment write up.

  • Jan 17th

    Writing up a science experiment

  • Jan 14th

    teaching genre writing

  • Jan 12th

    Literacy lesson

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  • Jan 7th

    self check list for pupils

  • Jan 6th

    self assessment criteria

  • Jan 6th


  • Nov 3rd

    Classroom display

  • Sep 28th

    powerpoints about writing and editing an explanatory text

  • Jul 28th

    very useful to use for individual student - thankyou

Explanation Texts Checklist

Explanation Texts Checklist - This resource features a helpful checklist for your children to use when writing explanation texts.
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    • Twinkl updated the Main Version on Oct 20th
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