Teaching Resource

Explanation Text Writing Task – Why Do Volcanoes Erupt?

PDF | 4 pages|Grades: 3 - 6

A scaffolded writing task for students to complete when learning about the explanation text type.

Use this resource as a scaffolded writing activity when teaching your students about explanation writing.

Explanation texts describe how and why something works, or how and why an event occurs. This informative prompt guides students through researching, planning and writing an explanation text called Why Do Volcanoes Erupt?

The students will need to:

  • research the topic
  • record dot-point notes on the template provided
  • write up their text in complete sentences on the scaffold provided.

A diagram of the process has been included to help students better understand the process and to stimulate some initial ideas for their writing.

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELY1682

    Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print,and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purposeElaborationsusing pri...

  • ACELY1694

    Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts containing key information and supporting details for a widening range of audiences, demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language featuresElaborationsusing re...

  • ACELY1704

    Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audienceElaborationsusing research from print and digital resources t...

  • ACELY1714

    Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audienceElaborationscreating informative texts for two ...

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