Help your children to write clear and detailed explanations with our complete teaching resource pack! Includes teaching guides, explanation writing examples, activity resources and display materials.
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- Fourteen Explanation Writing Posters - Our handy guide to explanation writing can be used for whole class teaching, shared reading activities, independent reference or displayed on a classroom wall!
- Four Examples of Explanation Writing - Your pupils can explore our differentiated explanation writing examples, identifying key features and highlighting technical vocabulary. Related flowcharts and planning templates are also included, along with editable versions of the text for your children to improve.
- Three Writing Checklists - Get your children to review and improve their explanation writing with our differentiated (and editable) checklists.
- Thirty-Two Explanation Writing Activity Cards - A set of ideas for explanation writing. Give children a card and ask them to research, plan and write the explanation text!
- Twenty Causes and Effects - Can you children match the causes and effects together and then use them to write a sentence?
- Three Explanation Writing Planners - Templates to help your children plan and write their own explanation texts.
- Ten Causal Language Labels - Printable labels showing causal language that can be used in your explanation writing.
- Five Explanation Writing Banners - Decorate the display boards in your classroom with our printable banners.
Many of these resources are also available in additional versions without the character illustrations, to make them more appropriate for use with older learners.
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Reviews from our members:
This is an excellent pack which I used to supplement a topic on Chocolate. The pack included some great information about how chocolate is made. It was a really useful resource.
I really liked this pack, however I found that the checklists were too tricky for the lower classes. A very basic checklist would be useful.
Lovely, clear and easy-to-use pack!
Brilliant!! Just Brilliant!! This pack saved me hours of work and one of my colleagues immediately subscribed when she seen my resources. Thank you
The Explanation Pack
This was a fabulous resource! I was inundated with ideas and examples for my class. I was able to introduce, review and assess - so many resources! Fantastic!
This is a fantastic resource. It had a really useful checklist that my class could check the features of an explanation. It has some great examples and a simple explanation planner.
Explanation writing pack
This was invaluable in helping my class to plan and write their explanation. The posters helped them to learn the different features of the genre and provided an aide memoir as they were writing. the checklists and ideas of activities saved me lots of time in planning and preparation and are presented in a lively and interesting way that appealed to my class.
I found this pack very useful and a great time saver. The pictures are very appealing to children and the layout is well designed to get their attention. Many thanks.
Love it! My students loved extra help for their STAAR Writing. Funny how they looked where the posters were while taking the test-they had to be removed for testing!
NZ teachers you can use this!
I have been using this pack to teach, what can be seen as a really dull subject, explanations. It has taken lots of planning and resource making time away whilst also leading to a lot of focused direct teaching. My children have learnt very clearly about explanations thanks to this pack.