Explanation Texts


Explanation Text
An explanation text is part of a non- fiction book. It explains how something happens or what it is.
The features of an explanation text are:
  • A question as an heading
  • Introduction sentence
  • Diagrams
  • Flow charts
  • Technical words
  • Causal connectives- because, so, therefore
  • Time connectives
  • Write in the 3rd person (not about yourself)
3rd Person
Remember not to use the words:
I, my, me, our, we
Instead use words that are not about yourself:
he, she, they
Click on the picture below to practise writing sentences that are in the 3rd person.
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Flow charts
Flow charts can be used to show how something changes
e.g. the life cycle of a butterfly.
Look at examples of different life cycles below:
Connectives are words which join two sentences together. In explanation texts try to use ‘because, so, therefore’ as they
give more explanation to a sentence.
Practise writing sentences using these connectives and bring them into school for a house point.
Earn yourself 2 house points!!
Write an explanation text about ‘How a frog grows’. Bring this into school and you can have 2 house points.
Try to include all the features listed above.

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