This How-To Procedural Writing Unit is intended to be printed as a package and given to students, but you may pick and choose which pages you would like to include. I have included an introductory activity that helps students recognize the importance of a specific, concise procedure!
There are activities for brainstorming types of procedures, drawing detailed and labelled pictures to accompany a procedure, as well as numbering the steps of a procedure.
Students are introduced to transition words like first, second, next, then and finally, which will help them communicate their procedure more clearly.
There are two pages listing what should be included in procedural writing (title, materials, step by step directions and a conclusion). One had all of the information filled in already, and one has space where students can fill in the purpose of each of these components - the choice is up to you which one you would like to use.
The students are then guided through the writing process by brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing (self and peer), and publishing a final copy. There are two final copy templates to choose from. The first is more structured for students who need more guidance, and the second requires the students to know which components of the writing go where.
Finally, I have provided a rubric to assess their published pieces if you would like to do so!