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Understand Non Fiction Texts

In this worksheet, students will develop their understanding of a text and how it is crafted for effect.

'Understand Non Fiction Texts' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 6 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:   Assess Effect and Meaning

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Worksheet Overview

Whenever you write a text, you need to think about why you are writing and who you are writing it for. 


This is called the audience - who, and the purpose - why. 


In this activity, we will look at a non-fiction text and think about why someone has written it and who it is for. 


We might also be able to see how the writer has created a good piece of writing. 


Have a look at the text and then get ready to answer some questions. 


Unexplained Lights Spark UFO Frenzy in Countryside

In the quiet countryside town of Maitland, an otherworldly spectacle unfolded last night as multiple witnesses reported a series of strange lights in the night sky, sparking a UFO frenzy in the locals. The UFO was observed by many residents who remain mystified by the unusual event.


Eyewitnesses described seeing a formation of bright, pulsating lights moving in unconventional patterns above the rural landscape. The incident occurred at approximately 11 pm with reports pouring in from various parts of the community. Many residents took to social media to share photos and videos capturing the bizarre lights.


Local authorities were inundated with calls from concerned citizens, prompting an official response to investigate the matter. Maitland Police Force issued a statement acknowledging the reports but emphasised that they are actively working to determine the cause of the phenomenon.


"We have received numerous reports of unusual lights in the sky. Our officers are currently investigating the matter, and we urge residents to remain calm as we gather more information," said Esther Jones, the official spokesperson.


Local resident Sanjit recounted the experience, saying, "I've never seen anything like it. The lights were moving in ways that defy explanation. It was both fascinating and a bit scary."


As the community awaits an official explanation, speculations range from military exercises to the classic extraterrestrial ideas. The event has certainly left a lasting impression on the quiet countryside, with residents eagerly awaiting updates from authorities on the mysterious lights that briefly illuminated their night sky.


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