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How to writeexcellentExplanations<br />The Purpose isto explain howsomethingworks or whysomethinghappens<br />
Write in third person <br />Write in second person <br />She<br />Her<br />His<br />He<br />Them<br />Their<br />Them<br /...
Write in present tense<br />We ate pavlova at the birthday party last week.<br />She is going to eat her lunch now.<br />H...
<ul><li>Write a title </li></ul>•Write an introduction <br />–Write a question or a <br />brief description<br />–Use seco...
Whathappensin theend?<br />What<br />happens<br />after?<br />What<br />happens<br />next?<br />How<br />and why<br />it s...
WORDS TO INCLUDE…<br />Conjunctions (words to join ideas)<br />After, although, as, before, then, next, even if, now that,...
CONCLUSION<br />Could include:<br /><ul><li>A summary
A comment about its use
A recommendation
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Writing an explanation

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

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