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This English teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to read and write explanations to explain how and why rain occurs around the world. The class can research and collect facts and information about the impact of the rain on populations and landscapes to support their explanatory writing.

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Learning Objectives

Identifying themes and conventions in explanatory texts. Discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.

Learning Outcomes

I can say how to format and structure an explanation to answer the questions of why and how something works. I can use a text I have read to write an explanatory text.

Rain

Teaching sequence to help the children read and write explanations to explain how and why rain occurs around the world

Rain

Shared reading text for whole class discussion to help the children describe how to structure and format an explanation about a type of weather

Weather Notes

Activity to get the children to research and record notes and information as preparation for writing an explanation about a type of weather

Rain Explanation

Template to help the children write an explanation to explain how and why rain occurs around the world

Explanation Writing Checklist

Activity to help the children draft and edit an explanatory text about how and why rain occurs around the world

Rain

Interactive activity to help the children read and write explanations to explain how and why rain occurs around the world

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to read and write explanations to explain how and why rain occurs around the world

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