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Reading Non-Fiction Sentences lesson plan

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Sentences lesson plan

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KS3 Bitesize


All students will be aware that sentence structures vary depending on the type of text. Most will be able to identify differences. Some will be able to make connections between the structure and the purpose of the text.

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National Curriculum

  • En2: 1j, 1k, 4a, 4d, 5c, 6


  • OHP
  • Packs of examples of different texts
  • Flashcards with keywords (see below)
  • Worksheets

Teaching activities


Hold up 4 flashcards :'statement', ‘question', ‘command', ‘exclamation' and ask students to give examples of these types of sentences. Ask students for a guess about what type of texts they might find such sentences in.


  1. Using an OHP, remind students of the difference between simple, complex, and compound sentences. Ask students to make up 5 examples, and test their peers.
  2. Read through the worksheet with students. Remind students of some of the punctuation marks they are looking for.
  3. Each group of students have a pack of 5 or 6 examples of different types of text. They should each fill in the worksheet with their findings.
  4. Discuss findings and focus on how the text is suited to the imagined reader.


Ask students to summarise what they have learnt from this exercise


  • Students write about how one of the texts appeals to its readers
  • Students write up their findings

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