Explanation texts unit plan and resources

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*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 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.*


  • explanation texts unit plan.doc
  • alien prompt cards.doc
  • FILPOR P1 NEW.jpg
  • FILPOR P2 NEW.jpg
  • ARC.notebook
  • Cause & effect lit 2.doc
  • cracking contraptionsL1.doc
  • dishwasher map.JPG
  • Dragon Logical Order.doc
  • Expl lesson 2.notebook
  • How does a dishwasher work.doc
  • TfW dishwasher with actions.pdf
  • My  Explanation Plan.doc
  • Link for Explanations videos.docx

199 Reviews

  • 4

    Fabulous resources with really creative ideas. However, the dropbox folder for the videos is empty again :-/
    Thanks for your hard work and sharing :-)

  • 5
    user avatars-wilson20 days agoreport

    This is one amazing resource and a great starting place for explanations with my 5/6s. Thank you so much for the work put in and especially for sharing it!

  • 3

    I like everything in this file but the drop box with the videos is still empty and I have no idea what alien video you used :-(

  • 5

    Very humorous dishwasher explanation text! Thank you :)

  • 5
    user avatarMrBrettB3 months agoreport

    Fantastic resources, thank you so much for sharing!