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Reading Challenge!


The text you have just read is an explanation text. It gives us facts about a topic and explains the causes of things. Most information texts have:

A title ❒

An opening sentence that says what the text is about ❒

A series of facts explaining why something happens ❒

Pictures and or diagrams ❒

Read the rainbow explanation text again and see if you can spot each of the items listed above. Show an adult where they are.


Look on this website and choose an article to read. See if you can find the items on the list! 

Write them down like this:



Opening sentence:


Key facts:


Fascinating fact:


One photograph or picture is of …


The diagram helps me know …


Show me what you have done!