Real Writing Year 2 - Unit 19
Model text: How to Make Bread by Margaret Bateson-Hill
Curriculum links: Design technology
This writing unit for Year 2 is built around an original text by Margaret Bateson-Hill - instructions on how to bake bread. The example text is available as a PDF in three versions (plain, illustrated and annotated); annotated and non-annotated PowerPoint presentations are also included.
In this two-week unit, pupils will be given the opportunity to follow the instructions to make their own bread. They will learn the features of instructional texts and will give simple oral and written instructions using command sentences, identifying and using a range of imperative verbs. Pupils will learn how adding the suffix -ly can form adverbs. In the final writing task, pupils will write their own instructions about making bread. Alternatively, pupils could write a set of instructions linked to another dish that you will be making in the classroom. This unit gives pupils the opportunity to write for a range of purposes and links to the design technology curriculum, learning about a healthy diet and preparing dishes.
Key curriculum skills
Two fully-resourced lessons are included for the following Year 1 English objectives, which can form part of the unit or be taught discretely:
1. Vocabulary: To add the suffix -ly to adjectives to form adverbs
Pupils will: add the suffix -ly to words to form adverbs, learning spelling rules where needed. They will then use the adverbs to describe verbs, learning how the adverb can change how the action is completed.
2. Grammar: To write command sentences
Pupils will: explore the use of command sentences when writing instructions. They will learn that these sentences begin with an imperative verb and will practise giving instructions orally before writing some of their examples.
Additional teaching points to teach or revisit:
- using expanded noun phrases
- using commas to punctuate a list
- punctuating sentences
- writing using the present tense
- rereading writing to check that it makes sense
- proof-reading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation
- reading aloud what they have written
Year 2 words: featured vocabulary
Common exception words: most after last prove water again half people sugar golden should
Tier 2 words: double, hollow, loaf
Tier 3 words: dough, grams, ingredients, knead, mix, oven, pour, preheat, prove, stir, tablespoon, teaspoon, utensils, weigh