This pack will help your teaching of instructional writing and a solid foundation for their understanding.
This pack explores instructional writing with a focus on making a sandwich.
• Clear explanations about the features of instructional writing.
• Encourages children to rethink, reflect and reread.
• Introduces imperative (bossy) verbs.
• Runs through clear thought processes that a student needs when writing instructions for making a sandwich.
• Smiley face checklist and slide for what is needed when writing recipes.
• Going into detail – editing.
• Writing tips on how to make their work ‘sparkle’.
• Examples of work – what is great and how to move them on to the next level.
• Construct - Writing frames and organisational examples to lead children to attempt to write their own instructions.
• Reference to Pixabay for making google slide presentations about sandwiches
• Challenge work.
• Teaching time – Reciprocal teaching – children share their knowledge in 4 separate challenges.
• Discussion – a structured prompt to enable purposeful discussion about instructions.
• Problem solving – children will have to reflect on their work and challenge themselves to write clear and appealing instructions.
-Instructions: 3 differentiated writing frames to help write instructions – these are prompts and will lead children to write without a writing frame once they have learnt the construct.
- Strip prompt – a strip challenge to be glued into children’s books to prompt them to reflect on the elements that need to be included when writing instructions.