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Tuesday 9th February 2021

WALT: Write an introduction.

Today you need to write a paragraph to introduce your explanation text and a paragraph to conclude (finish) your text.

You are going to write an explanation text which answers this BIG question:

How does an Ancient Egyptian farmer use the seasons to plan for a plentiful harvest?

 

Watch the video on how to write an introduction.

Writing an introduction.mp4

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Then, look through the information on the Importance of the Nile document in the resources.

Using a hook, basic information and a promise write an introduction to How does an Ancient Egyptian farmer use the seasons to plan for a plentiful harvest? Use the information you read, but remember to write in your own words. You may want to use some ideas from yesterday too, but remember don't be too detailed, this is the BASIC information.

Challenge 1:

  • Full stops, question marks and capital letters (including for proper nouns).
  • 1 question.
  • A sentence for each of the 4 Ws. (What was ancient Egyptian civilization and/or what were the seasons? Where is Egypt? When were the ancient Egyptians around? Who would have done the harvest in ancient Egypt?)

Challenge 2;

  • Full stops, question marks, capital letters (including for proper nouns) and commas.
  • 2 questions.
  • Give information about all 4 Ws, sometimes giving two pieces of information in the same sentence.
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