This framework guides students in writing an explanatory paragraph. I use this framework in all of my Science classes, and other teachers have found it very transferable between other learning areas.
The teacher chooses which concepts or terms for students to use when recalling and explaining an event of interest(experiment, demonstration, news event). Students are then guided by the framework in drafting their paragraph. Finally, the students formally write their paragraph using the framework to assist. An example is included to guide teachers and students.
Use this literacy activity to consolidate learning at the end of any of Science activity.