A research template for students to use when writing an explanation text.
Provide this teaching resource to students when they are researching information for an explanation text.
Students research an object, event or process, then record their research in the template as dot-point notes.
The template enables students to record the following information:
- the question they are going to answer in the text
- the process, e.g. how a particular object works, or why a particular event happens
- a word bank of subject-specific vocabulary related to the topic.
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