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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 2 - Activity 6

Informative Text - Explanation

Description of activity

Students participate in a Science and Technology lesson on electricity and torches. They make notes and create a point-form draft about how a torch works. Students write an explanation about how a torch works.


Students have been participating in a Science and Technology unit on electricity. They are familiar with circuits and conductivity, and have jointly constructed an explanation on another topic.


EN2-2A plans, composes and reviews a range of texts that are more demanding in terms of topic, audience and language
EN2-5A uses a range of strategies, including knowledge of letter–sound correspondences and common letter patterns, to spell familiar and some unfamiliar words

EN2-7B identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts

EN2-9B uses effective and accurate sentence structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary relevant to the type of text when responding to and composing texts

Criteria for assessing learning

(These criteria would normally be communicated to students with the activity.)
Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • logically sequence information
  • use appropriate language for an explanation
  • explain how a torch works
  • apply knowledge of spelling conventions and strategies when attempting to spell words familiar to the topic.

Graded student work samples - END Stage

Grade AGrade B
No samples
Grade CGrade D
No samples No samples