Writing Informative Texts Unit Plan - Year 5 and Year 6

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10 x lessons | Suitable for years: 5 - 6

This English unit addresses the informative text type; specifically, how to write a well-structured informative text.

It consists of 10 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An independent writing task, which may couple as an assessment task, is included in the unit. The number of lessons required to complete this task may vary from class to class.

This unit of work addresses the broad textual focus of informative writing. Teachers are encouraged to select a specific informative text type to focus on throughout the unit e.g. information report, factual description, explanation. In addition to this, teachers may also wish to select a specific content focus for students to write about e.g. objects, animals, phenomena. The resources accompanying this unit have been specifically designed to provide choice for teachers in these two areas.

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Curriculum

  • ACELY1701

    Identify and explain characteristic text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsexplaining how the features of a text advocating community action, for example ...

  • ACELY1703

    Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sourcesElaborationsusing research skills including identifying research purpose, locating texts, gathering and organising informati...

  • 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...

  • ACELY1705

    Re-read and edit student’s own and others’ work using agreed criteria for text structures and language featuresElaborationsediting for flow and sense, organisation of ideas and choice of language, revising and trying new approaches if an el...

  • ACELY1711

    Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a textElaborationscomparing the structures and features of different texts, including print and digital sources on similar topics, and evaluating which features be...

  • ACELY1713

    Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital textsElaborationsmaking connections between the text and students’ own experience or oth...

  • 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 ...

  • ACELY1715

    Re-read and edit students’ own and others’ work using agreed criteria and explaining editing choicesElaborationsediting for coherence, sequence, effective choice of vocabulary, opening devices, dialogue and description, humour and pathos, a...

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