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Tuesday 10th November, 2020

LC: To read and analyse non-fiction.

LC: To identify and discuss the key features of an explanation text.

Watch the movies to find out about explanation texts and their features.

Explanation Movie1.wmv

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Explanation Movie2.wmv

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Now you have watched and listened to the movies, I would like you to read a range of explanation texts. 

Can you find the following features in the texts?

Year 3 Features

Year 4 Features

present tense

labelled diagrams

headings and subheadings

opening statements

sequencing in paragraphs

causal adverbs – therefore, though, however, furthermore

cause and effect complex sentences using the conjunctions since, as, in order to, because, so that

cause and effect complex sentences using conjunctions – otherwise, as a result of, due to


language of explanation


You can discuss the features you have found with the person you are sitting next to, or a member of your family if you are working from home today. 

We will add examples of the features we have found to our learning wall.