Explanation texts unit plan and resources
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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.*