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KS2 water cycle explanation text example

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Model explanation text

Key Stage

KS2

Age

Years 3-6

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An explanation text is a piece of writing whose general purpose is to inform its reader of how something works, and perhaps even how the reader might carry out a process (in the case of a more simplistic form of explanation text: instructions).

Whereas a simple information text might tell the reader about the existence of something, an explanation text (otherwise known as explanatory texts) explains how or why that thing came to be in existence.

Use this example from education consultant Aidan Severs to help teach your class the features of an explanation text, and how to write one of their own.

Aidan Severs is an education consultant with over 15 years of teaching experience. Follow him on Twitter @AidanSevers and see more of his work at aidansevers.com

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