Language of Explanation

Challenge reference: 4895

Notional learning hours  20
Level WTE1
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. Create a short, simple explanation text.

Assessment criteria

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

The learner can:

    • Listen to three explanation texts
    • Express an opinion or preference on each text
    • Explain the purpose of explanation texts
    • Use some explanatory words and phrases
    • Label, caption or sequence a series of illustrations or photographs
    • Create a simple title for the sequence
    • Use the visual prompts to write three to five simple sentences using initial letter sounds and known words.
    • Write factual statements about a familiar topic experimenting with capital letters and full stops