Or "highlighting the features of a newspaper article", or "discussing the organisation of this page"? I can understand this as a 10 minute starter for a literacy unit on these things, but our school seems to spend ages (influenced by the NLS) on discussing the 'features' of texts instead of just getting on with it! Is it just me? We've just finished explanation texts in Y4, a good lesson starter was to label and highlight an article about frogs. The children were looking for key words such as "why?" and "how?" but our lesson planning seems to go on forever about talking about the different types of text and how they should look and organised. I don't think that by Y6 the children will see in SATs that they need to write an explanatory piece and then be able to form a mental bullet point list in their minds about what to include, or will they? I don't really feel like complaining to be honest as I'm fairly new (that could also be the problem!).