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Explanation Texts!

 

MONDAY: To carry out research.

Our model text is about dragons and explains why they became extinct. This week it is your turn to write your own model texts, but as this is a particularly difficult type of writing to master, we’re going to stick pretty close to the model text. However, we’re going to change one important thing - we are not all going to write about dragons again. We’re going to write about…dinosaurs instead!

 

 

Step 1: We know that there are no dinosaurs around today! This is probably a good thing, as they were very big and some were very dangerous! So why are dinosaurs extinct? Our first step is going to be finding out some more about dinosaurs!  We are going to do some research!

 

We can research in lots of different ways. Some of you might have useful books at home, but if you don’t, here are some useful websites with a mix of writing and videos packed full of useful information.

 

When you are doing your research you need to be keeping an eye out for useful information. Attached below is a special Research Sheet. If you can answer all the questions then you will have all the amazing facts you will need!

 

THIS IS A BIG JOB SO YOU HAVE TWO WHOLE DAYS TO COMPLETE YOUR RESEARCH. ALSO DON’T WORRY IF THERE ARE SOME QUESTIONS YOU CAN’T FIND THE ANSWER FOR...JUST DO YOUR BEST. 🙂

 

Dinosaurs Fact Websites

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/dinosaur-facts  Some good information about some different types of dinosaurs with video clips.

 

https://www.kids-dinosaurs.com/dinosaur-facts.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czFbQ-sCgeE A good video

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXwoy-Ce1ZE Another video!

 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/prehistoric-world/dinosaur-extinction/

 

https://theconversation.com/curious-kids-why-did-the-dinosaurs-die-111912

 

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/why-did-all-dinosaurs-become-extinct/

 

Some of the questions are particularly tricky, I’ve highlighted them in yellow!

 

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