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By Peter Riley — author

Play the two online sequencing games to build your grandfather clock then read the information text about four famous clocks

This resource contains examples of different types of non-fiction text: an illustrated explanation entitled The Grandfather Clock, two sets of game instructions – which involve sequencing instructions for building a grandfather clock, and dragging and dropping the parts to assemble an illustrated clock – and an information text about four famous clocks.

Previous learning

Children would benefit from previous experience of: explanations and instructional texts; note-taking; sentence types and tense.

Key learning outcomes:

  • To make notes on/use evidence from a text;
  • To appraise a text, deciding on its usefulness;
  • To compare different information texts and how they are structured;
  • To write non-narratives, constructing sentences in varied ways;
  • To use punctuation in complex sentences;
  • To use ICT programs to present texts.
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