Introducing Instrucitonal/Procedural Writing? What better way than with a PB&J project!
This is the rubric I use for "PB&J" week! (You can substitute for soy butter)
"In partners, students will write an informational piece on “How to
Make a PB and J Sandwich”. Students will practice pre-writing skills by
writing a list of things they need. Then they will write down the steps
using a provided template. They will then practice editing their work by
“research” using real ingredients to be sure they put the steps in the
correct order and with enough detail."
Day 1: Ask them to tell you how to make a PB&J. Demonstrate using silly respsones, because details are important! After explaining thier project, have students partner up and make a list of supplies they may need.
Day 2: Give students their supplies and have them begin writing down instructions.
Day 3 and 4: Edit/Revision Stage
Day 4/5: Author's Chair
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