5B Explanation Texts
Thursday 5th May | 2 comments
We have been focusing on explanation texts recently. First, we had a look at some examples of good explanation texts. We read about how to survive your first night in Minecraft, how to successfully eat a Toxic Waste and how to avoid a shark attack! Next, we compared all these texts to find common features. We ended up with a comprehensive list which outlined all the important features you will find in an explanation text; this became our success criteria for writing our own.
Today we worked in groups of about 6 or 7 to create an explanation text. There were several options to chose from (what we would be explaining) and 2 groups chose ‘how to be a good friend’ while the other 2 groups chose ‘how to host the perfect sleepover’.
The final results were brilliant. Each group worked cooperatively and managed to include many elements of the success criteria. After finishing, we swapped our finished texts so they could be evaluated by the other groups, and so we could receive some constructive feedback.
To see our finished explanation texts, just click on an image below.