Explanation texts unit plan and resources
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Explanation texts unit... see 'Explanation texts unit plan' - all other files are resources for this unit.
Started with Alien Research Centre (hook lesson), then did own Talk for Writing explanation (how does a dishwasher work?); moved on to using Wallace and Gromit 'Cracking Contrapt More…ions' videos, with chn writing own explanation based on the shared (dishwasher) text. Finally, introduced the topic for independent writing, based on the book 'how to catch a star'.
I have videos on dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tie7mu7io80wigz/fsb2-vRM_y