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Informative Writing – Fact Sorting Activity

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A hands-on sorting activity to use when introducing informative writing.

When writing an informative text, students must be able to build a description of their topic, based on facts.

Cut out and laminate the descriptive phrases (there are 30 of these). Distribute these among the students.

As a class, match each phrase to the topic it describes. The topics included in this teaching resource are:

  • sharks
  • astronauts
  • smartphones.

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