We have been looking at explanation texts for about a week and a half (would be two weeks if we didn't have an assembly to prepare for!) and I'm stuck in a bit of a rut. The children have put an explanation text in a logical order, looked at time connectives and have been looking at Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions, creating their own version of the Snooze-a-tron. I've got a week to fill and as this is followed by assessment week, don't really want to start anything new. The children have been looking at circuits in their Science lessons so I was thinking of getting them to create an explanation text for how circuits work. The only thing I'm worried about is ending up with instruction texts rather than explanations. If anyone could offer any advice, it'd be greatly appreciated!