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Explanation texts unit plan and resources

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Last updated 22 March 2014, created 30 October 2011, viewed 75,969

*Update* Sorry, someone deleted everything from Dropbox. The videos are back on now! Explanation texts unit... see 'Explanation texts unit plan' first. Started with Alien Research Centre (hook lesson), then did own Talk for Writing explanation (how does a dishwasher work?); moved on to More… using Wallace and Gromit 'Cracking Contraptions' videos, chn writing own explanation based on the shared (dishwasher) text. Finally, introduced topic for independent writing, based on the book 'how to catch a star'. *Planning frame refers to blank one.*

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  • Word documentLesson plan
    explanation texts unit plan.doc (69kb, Word document)
  • WebpageOther— Video
  • for pupils

  • Word documentActivity
    alien prompt cards.doc (23kb, Word document)
  • Notebook documentTutorial
    ARC.notebook (372kb, Notebook document)
  • Word documentActivity
    Cause & effect lit 2.doc (22kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    cracking contraptionsL1.doc (4mb, Word document)
  • Image documentActivity
    dishwasher map.JPG (512kb, Image document)
  • Word documentActivity
    Dragon Logical Order.doc (24kb, Word document)
  • Notebook documentActivity
    Expl lesson 2.notebook (86kb, Notebook document)
  • Image documentPosters and displays
    FILPOR P1 NEW.jpg (490kb, Image document)
  • Image documentPosters and displays
    FILPOR P2 NEW.jpg (493kb, Image document)
  • Word documentActivity
    How does a dishwasher work.doc (20kb, Word document)
  • Word documentTest
    Link for Explanations videos.docx (29kb, Word document)
  • Word documentWorksheet
    My Explanation Plan.doc (20kb, Word document)
  • pdf documentActivity
    TfW dishwasher with actions.pdf (27kb, pdf document)
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I have only used the example planning frame for my lower ability group. Seems very useful, thanks for sharing.

from jacktoner3, 22 March 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

thank you for sharing

from stubbypaw2, 22 March 2014
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I love your creative take on explanatory text - my class will have fun with 'cats/dishwasher'. Thank you for sharing. Excellent resource!

from labrador2, 22 March 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thank you a lot of really useful resources and ideas.

from libby7279, 19 March 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

A lot of very useful ideas for explanation texts. Thank you for taking the time to upload and share.

from terargram, 14 March 2014
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