1.2. INFORMATIVE TEXTS/DESCRIPTIONS
PLANHEADINGS KEY WORDS
ClassificationWhat is it?Opening statementDescriptionWhat attributes does ithave?(size, shape, features)Place/TimeWhere is it? Habitat?When is it?Dynamics/BehaviourWhat does it do?Summarising comment
Begins with ageneralstatement.Has a series of sequencedparagraphs:
Frogs belong to a group of animals calledamphibians. Amphibians have two stages inlife; water and land.Frogs have four legs and no tail. Some frogshave spots and stripes. Their colour helps tocamouflage them. Frogs have wet skin andbulgy eyes.Frogs live in damp places. The tree frog livesin trees. Other frogs live in ponds or creeks.Frogs lay eggs in the water.Frogs come out at night. They make croakingnoises. Frogs jump high. Some frogs climbtrees.Frogs eat insects and spiders. Some frogs eatother frogs.
Uses atitle thatintroducesthe topicUses presenttense e.g.