How to writeexcellentExplanations The Purpose isto explain howsomethingworks or whysomethinghappens
Write in third person Write in second person She Her His He Them Their Them They It You
Write in present tense We ate pavlova at the birthday party last week. She is going to eat her lunch now. He was in the classroom yesterday. He is going to school today. Ate - past Eat - present Was - past Is - present
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•Write an introduction –Write a question or a brief description –Use second or third person –Use present tense –Use technical language How does rain fall •How does rain fall from the sky? Rain falls from clouds that are made of tiny droplets of water.
Whathappensin theend? What happens after? What happens next? How and why it starts? When the clouds get heavy thedroplets areforcedtogether andthey getbigger andheavier andfall to theground. The cool waterdropletsgathertogether andform clouds. Water droplets areformed whenmoistureevaporatesfrom the earth Water comes from warm air that rises from the ground.
WORDS TO INCLUDE… Conjunctions (words to join ideas) After, although, as, before, then, next, even if, now that, since, though, whether, whenever, because, however, as a result, therefore. Technical and descriptive words Process specific words. Eg. Evaporation – instead of “sucks up” (in the case of rainfall)Ignite – instead of “the fire lights”
CONCLUSION Could include:
A comment about its use
“So rain falls from the sky when the tiny droplets have become too heavy to stay as a cloud.”
TITLE INTRODUCTION: IMPORTANT POINTS IN ORDER How and why it starts? What happens next? What happens after? What happens in the end? CONCLUSION
HAVE I……… Written in the present tense? Written in second and third person? Written an introduction that asks a question or gives a brief description? Said ‘How or why it starts’? Said ‘what happens next and after’? Said what happens in the end? Written a conclusion with a summary, or a comment? Have I used other words for ‘and’? Have I used technical or scientific words?