Example of Explanation Text with Generic Structure: Flying Kites

This is a text which shows you how a stuff like a kite can fly. The description on such process in writing types is called explanation text. There are several English text types especially for students of high school to learn and explanation text in one of them.

How a kite flies is best at giving example of Explanation text. This kind of text is composed to make clear explanation on how something is processed and why the thing is formed. Explanation text is one of the text types which is similar to Procedure. What makes superficially different is the way how they are structured.

In one side, Explanation text is structure in the mode of description. It focuses on the thing which is explained. In the other side, Procedure text is constructed in the mode of instruction and commend. That is why Procedure is sometimes called instruction text. It focuses on the second person to explain how to form the thing.

In my previous example of explanation text on Roman Roads was given to show how the explanation text gives clear note on “Why something is formed” To get clearer understanding of explanation text, now let’s see another example of “How something is precessed/formed” which belongs to explanation text’s social function. The example bellow is re-composed from Jenny Eather’s writing with fun. It really helps to make better understanding on explanation text.

How is a Kite Flying?

example of explanation text about how kite flies
Do you know how a kite flies? When you write to describe it, your writing is an example of explanation text: Image @ airandspace.si.edu