Now your students can make sure that they have everything they need in their explanation text.
To ensure that your students put everything they need in their explanation text, get them to use this Explanation Writing Checklist.
Students use this checklist by sticking it into their books at the end of their piece of writing. They then tick each of the elements off to ensure they have followed the structure of a explanation closely.
They initial it when they have finished to indicate to you that they have checked everything.