Activity 6 – To Explain
Explanation texts are similar to informative texts, but they go into more detail
about the subject.They can be explaining a word, an object, an event, a
process and more.
Below is an example for you to look at.
|Title||1. This is key, it lets the reader know exactly what the|
text is about.
2. It should be short and clear – to the point.
|Definition||1. A quick definition of what it is e.g Table is a noun|
|Information||1. This section of the text can be presented in many|
different ways depending on what sort of text you
2. However it is presented (bullet points, paragraph,
sub-headings) it needs to be clear and easy to
3. As you are explaining it should be very clear.
|Picture||1. This is good for illustrating what you are explaining|
in case none knows what it is
Now have a go at constructing your own non-fiction explanation text. Some
ideas are given below to help you. If you need to, use the internet to help
Explanation texts can presented in a variety of different ways:
2. clear paragraphs
|1.Explain what a volcano is|
2.Explain what the purpose of school
|1. Explain what the difference is|
between “colour” and “color”
2. Explain why your favourite band is
your favourite band