Procedural Writing - Writer's Workshop "How-to" Unit

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Procedural "how to" writing is an engaging and fun way to bring the “real world” into the classroom.

What is included:

Characteristics of Procedural Texts – a one page description of features usually found in procedural (“how-to”) texts.

Reviewing a Procedural Text – students will select or use a teacher-chosen procedural text to review. Students will read or scan the procedural text, checking off each characteristic that they find. Students will then describe the most useful feature of the text and something they think the author could have made more clear.

Create Your Own Procedural Text – students will use template to create their own procedural/”how-to” document. They can use one or two page templates as needed. Spaces are provided for a title, list of materials, and a number, picture, and description of each step.

Procedural Text (Peer Review) – Students will review the procedural text of a classmate, checking off the features they have found (using yes/no checkbox format) and writing comments. This worksheet is ideal for the revising stage of the editing process.

Procedural Text Rubric – Teachers can use this rubric to score student work on a four-point scale.

Procedural Writing Ideas – 18 ideas are provided for students to choose from, or they can choose another idea.

Procedural Cut and Paste - 3 pages of guided practice that accompanies the procedural writing sample.

Procedural Writing Sample - 2 page sample (How to Make French Toast) so that you can show your students how it's done.

Interactive Notebook Activities - 6 interactive notebook activities (on three pages) to support your teaching.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.


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