When I assign a procedural essay, I have students fill out this graphic organizer beforehand. It helps them break down their tasks into steps, and it makes it easier to check their work for clarity before they write out the actual essay.
Introduce students to procedural text by having them use a simple method. They will illustrate and explain, step-by-step, exactly how they would complete a specific task.
For lower grades, the illustrations will help them think out their steps
This uses the TPCASTT method for analyzing poetry, translated to Spanish. Many of my ESL/ELL students who are new to English need this type of help at first before they transition to full English text. This way, they are still learning and
Allow your students to use this assessment tracker to follow their progress on weekly assessments, benchmark scores, etc. Younger students may track their scores as a bar graph by shading in the boxes, and older students may plot points on the