Explanation Texts

As part of our new topic this term in English, 4 Blue have been looking at explanation texts.

An explanation text is a piece of writing that has the purpose of explaining something to the reader. This includes giving information about something, or explaining how or why something happens. Explanation texts are usually written in chronological order. Why do you think this is?

The features of an explanation text are title, heading, subheading, opening paragraph, chronological order, diagrams and illustrations, captions and conclusion.

Have a go at the activity below

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zpsjkty

Answer these questions below:

What are the features of an explanation text?

Can you give an example of an explanation text?

7 thoughts on “Explanation Texts

  1. What are the features of an explanation text?
    Written in the present tense, in formal language
    Text arranged into numbered points
    Sub-headings to separate sections of text
    Time connectives, such as: first, then, next, later, finally.
    Technical vocabulary (sometimes in bold), for example: if the text is about how a car is made, it may include words such as ‘ignition’, ‘engine’ and ‘bonnet’
    Glossary to explain technical vocabulary
    Diagrams with labels
    Pictures with captions
    Can you give an example of an explanation text?
    An explanation text is a non-fiction text which describes a process, for example: the water cycle, how bees make honey or how a car is made.

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  2. What are the features of an explanation text?
    Written in the present tense, in formal language
    Text arranged into numbered points
    Sub-headings to separate sections of text
    Time connectives, such as: first, then, next, later, finally.
    Technical vocabulary (sometimes in bold), for example: if the text is about how a car is made, it may include words such as ‘ignition’, ‘engine’ and ‘bonnet’
    Glossary to explain technical vocabulary
    Diagrams with labels
    Pictures with captions
    Can you give an example of an explanation text?
    An explanation text is a non-fiction text which describes a process, for example: the water cycle, how bees make honey or how a car is made.

  3. What are the features of an explanation text??
    it means that if something is non-fiction and sometimes it is a numbed.
    Can you give an example of an explanation text?
    For example, text is when a book is no-fiction and it also means that something is made out of like non-fiction like something fake happened to the book

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