Writing explanations

Challenge reference: 4893

Notional learning hours  20
Level Entry 2
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will identify some of the key features of explanation writing and apply these in their own writing.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Listen and respond to texts in this genre.

  2. Write a short explanatory text 

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Listen to two or three texts in this genre
    • Give oral examples to support to support factual information
    • Express an opinion
    • Distinguish between fact and opinion
    • Write an introduction to an explanatory text
    • State facts in a logical sequence
    • Organise writing in topic paragraphs using titles, headings and subheadings
    • Give evidence and/or example to support facts
    • Express an opinion
    • Distinguish between fact and opinion
    • Use time connectives to show stages of a process
    • Write in 3rd person, present tense
    • Label or caption a diagram or illustration