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  • Just came across this resource whilst searching for 'explanations' as we are writing them in Year 5 at the moment. Hope you don't mind, but felt I should point out that 'first', 'next' etc. are not 'conjunctions of time' but are actually 'adverbs of time'. They all used to fall under the umbrella of connectives which may be where the confusion lies. With the heavy focus on grammar at the moment, some Key Stage 2 children might pick you up on this. ;-) 

    , Oct 3rd
    • Hi abroomfield1,
      Thank you so much for letting us know about this one. I'll get this resource checked right away!

      , Oct 3rd
    • Hi there abroomfield1,
      Thank you for spotting this mistake! Our lovely teacher and design teams have solved the issue and the new version is now available to download. I hope you like it!

      , Oct 4th
  • , rated this resource Jul 7th
  • The start of this text type with Y2 and then at the end when they have written their own texts.

    , Mar 10th
  • For introducing this text type and self or peer assessment of writing.

    , Sep 4th
  • intro to explanation texts yr1

    , Apr 11th
  • For assessment of reading comprehension

    , Mar 18th
  • Self assessment by the children

    , Feb 18th
  • use it for my assignment on observation....

    , Feb 3rd
  • really good

    , Jan 21st
  • I hope to use this resource to help children with self-assessment. Thank you

    , Jan 17th
  • supporting children's writing

    , Jan 3rd
  • Marking ladder for children's written work

    , Dec 15th
  • Introducing text explanation to my year 2 class.

    , Nov 25th
  • Low Ability KS2 children.

    , Nov 15th
  • teaching explanation texts

    , Nov 15th
  • introduction to explanation texts and as a checklist whilst writing

    , Oct 11th
  • I would use this to support an introduction to explanation texts and create a toolkit for writing.

    , Sep 27th
  • explanation genre

    , Sep 27th
  • English topic explanation text ks2

    , Sep 21st
  • Investigating the features of explanation texts.

    , Sep 15th
  • used with new Y4 class to see what they could remember

    , Sep 13th
  • 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 10th
    • 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 13th
  • To use as a check list in class

    , Sep 6th
  • Class work check list.

    , Sep 6th
  • For class work

    , Sep 2nd
  • Using it to help teachers understand the components they need to teach

    , Aug 16th
  • To help my students write Explanations. This is a great checklist.

    , Aug 5th
  • lesson

    , Jun 21st
    • Hi mcowan,
      Thank you for your feedback! I'm really glad we could help :)

      , Jun 21st
  • 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 18th
  • 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 :)

      , Jun 10th
  • great for getting kids to check own work

    , May 31st
  • useful for planning explanation writing

    , May 31st
  • 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 29th
  • 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 17th
  • explanation of How to do pond dipping safely!

    , May 15th
  • Explanation text as part of Literacysupport

    , May 1st
  • Explantion text for what pirate job app

    , Apr 28th
  • Currently teaching an Explanation Text unit for Year2 ESL children and would like them to have as much practice use worksheets and others resources.

    , Apr 24th
  • Yr3/4 excellent for team work and as a encouragement to tick all boxes to get a sticker for your table!

    , Mar 26th
  • Y6 class resource

    , Mar 16th
  • Year 4 english lesson

    , Mar 9th
  • Writing checklist of how a steam engine works

    , Mar 8th
  • Writing checklist for explanation of how does a dragon breathe fire

    , Mar 8th
  • Science explanation writing

    , Feb 28th
  • Nice framework

    , Feb 23rd
  • Very useful thanks

    , Feb 22nd
  • Science experiment

    , Feb 19th
  • Burst writing about the Water Cycle for Y4 class - cross curricular writing

    , Feb 10th
  • literacy lesson

    , Feb 7th
  • Introducing explanation texts to Year 4 pupils - LIteracy

    , Feb 3rd
  • observation lesson on explanations

    , Feb 1st
  • Introducing explanation texts in Literacy

    , Jan 27th
  • literacy lesson

    , Jan 25th
  • Science experiment write up.

    , Jan 20th
  • Writing up a science experiment

    , Jan 17th
  • teaching genre writing

    , Jan 14th
  • Literacy lesson

    , Jan 12th

  • writing

    , Jan 8th
  • class

    , Jan 7th
  • self check list for pupils

    , Jan 7th
  • self assessment criteria

    , Jan 6th
  • display

    , Jan 6th
  • Classroom display

    , Nov 3rd
  • powerpoints about writing and editing an explanatory text

    , Sep 28th
  • very useful to use for individual student - thankyou

    , Jul 28th
This resource features a helpful checklist for your children to use when writing explanation texts.
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  • Homepage » 2014 National Curriculum Resources » English » Key Stage 2 » Upper KS2 - Years 5 and 6 » Writing - Composition » Plan their writing » Identify the audience for and purpose of the writing, select the appropriate form and use other similar writing as models for their own
  • Homepage » Key Stage 2 » English » Writing » Non-Fiction » Explanations
  • Homepage » Australia » Australian Curriculum Browser » English » Year 5 » Language » Text Structure and Organisation » Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic as well as the degree of formality (ACELA1504)
  • Homepage » Australia » Victoria Curriculum Browser » English » Year 5 » Reading and Viewing - Language » Text Structure and Organisation » Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic as well as the degree of formality (VCELA309)
  • Homepage » Australia » Australian Curriculum Browser » English » Year 2 » Language » Text Structure and Organisation » Know some features of text organisation including page and screen layouts, alphabetical order, and different types of diagrams, for example timelines (ACELA1466)
  • Homepage » Australia » Victoria Curriculum Browser » English » Year 2 » Reading and Viewing - Language » Text Structure and Organisation » Know some features of text organisation including page and screen layouts, alphabetical order, and different types of diagrams (VCELA213)
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