Why is flooding in this country on the increase?

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By David Claytonauthor

The poster text poses a series of questions about the issue of flooding in the UK, followed by some simple explanations of the elements involved. It demonstrates a range of organisational and stylistic features typical of the genre, and introduces some technical vocabulary.


Shared teaching and learning

Before reading

  • Discuss weather events in the headlines. Have any happened in the UK recently? Discuss the effects of flooding as reported in the news.
  • Why do rivers flood? Assess what the children already know.

Previous learning

Children should be familiar with the differences between narrative and non-narrative texts, and be able to identify some of the features of an explanation text.

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  1. Smunir
    on 20 January 2015


    Exactly what I was looking for, a text with features analysis.

    5out of 5