Day: February 21, 2023

Explanation Writing: Lisea and Keira

LI: To understand the structure and language features in an explanation

How did Goldilocks upset the Bear family?

To upset somebody is making them feel bad, disappointed, and worried. In the fairytale/story Goldilocks makes bad decisions and ends up upsetting the Bear family in different ways. Have you ever felt upset in any way?

Goldilocks was curious, with this in mind she entered the strange house cautiously.

While trespassing, Goldilocks smelt the exquisite smell of porridge so she tried them all, as a result for the last one being just right she gobbled it all up.

After filling her stomach Goldilocks was exhausted so she felt the need to sit down. As she tried to sit on all the chairs with the last one being comfortable it broke underneath her, as her fall being rough she hurt herself in the process so she wandered off for a place to rest in mind.

As she stumbled upon 3 beds she yawned and tried to fall asleep in the first bed, but it was too hard. As she tried the next bed she sunk right in, it was too soft. As she was now giving up all hope she tried the last one being just right for her, as the bed was as comfortable as it was, she dozed off.

The Bear family returned home soon after and when they saw their home looking horrendous and their furniture in pieces they were furious. When they walked into their bedroom Baby Bear was angry to see a little girl in his bed, once Goldilocks woke up the Bear family scared her and she ran terrified with never going back to the forest in mind.

The impact of what you do could affect others in many ways. As Goldilocks did not intend to try and upset anybody, the consequence of her actions made other people angry, and could have put herself in great danger. 

To help us understand how to write an explanation we looked at the purpose, the structure (what it looks like) and the language features. An explanataion tells us how or why something is the way it is. To help us understand this we learnt about cause and effect. Cause and effect is an action and a reaction. We used the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears to help us understand this. Here is our explanation that describes how Goldilocks upset the Bear family.

This activity was fun because we explored the explanation structure and the story.