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Thursday 11th February 2021

WALT: Write an explanation text

You will need your work that you annotated yesterday.

Write up your notes to produce a fully formed explanation that answers this question in detail:

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

Use your notes to write your explanation in full sentences and clear paragraphs. There is a guide to the layout in resources.

Ensure you include: Red – challenge 1; Red and orange – challenge 2; red, orange and green – challenge 3.

  • A question for the heading,
  • Your opening paragraph introducing your subject,
  • Subheadings,
  • Clear paragraphs,
  • Causal conjuctions to give reasons,
  • Time conjunctions,
  • Exciting sentences,
  • Show off words,
  • A glossary explaining technical language,
  • A conclusion/ summary answering your question

Try to illustrate each paragraph with a picture that helps the reader understand your explanation – pictures can be hand drawn or found online.

Please don’t rush today’s writing task.  If you find it is taking you longer than 1 hour, use tomorrow’s time for English to complete it.


Send whatever you have completed today to me to receive feedback you can use tomorrow.