This editable document is a comprehensive project packet in which students will create their own Instructional Manual. It includes the project directions, detailed steps, teacher grading rubric, research note-taking, planning/pre-writing outlines, and a blank glossary template. The Word document can be edited to include personalized deadlines, change the student directions/grading rubric, etc. Depending on the level of choice you desire, students can choose their topics based on their passion, or you can assign topics to allow more teacher-control over the outcome.
This is an excellent assessment after teaching students the structure of instructional texts and the use of imperative verbs in writing. It is also a great introduction to the elements of a professional presentation and the use of visual aids/demonstrations. Would be great as an assessment in a study-skills class, AVID, career-tech elective, ESL class, or English class!