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Instructions, How to Catch a Goblin - UKS2 Text Types: Writing Planners and Model Texts

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This Year 5 and Year 6 text types resource pack will teach pupils how to write an instructional text. Pupils will read an example instructional text ‘How to Catch A Goblin’ showing WAGOLL (what a good one looks like), before writing their own instructions describing how the reader should catch another creature. This could be based on works within myths and legends that you may currently be reading in class.

What does this instructional writing resource pack include?

  • Model Text - How To Catch A Goblin: An example instructional text about catching a mythical creature
  • Instructions writing sheet: a PDF containing success criteria that pupils can use to support their writing, with examples of modal verbs and adverbials to create cohesion
  • Instructions research sheet: a PDF for pupils to collect ideas for independent writing
  • Image cards: a collection of creatures pupils may be familiar with from myths, legends and traditional folk tales to spark the pupils’ imaginations
  • Instructions writing plan: a worksheet to support pupils to plan and structure their writing
  • Writing frame: a PDF sheet that pupils could use to present their work.

What is instructional writing?

Instructions are written to give the reader clear and logical steps to reach a desired goal. Examples of instructional texts include recipes, technical manuals, how to play a game or science experiment write-ups.

National Curriculum English programme of study links:

  • Pupils should plan their writing by identifying the audience for and purpose for writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own.
  • Pupils should draft and write by selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how choices change and enhance meaning

  • Model Text - How To Catch A Goblin
  • Instructions writing sheet
  • Instructions research sheet
  • Image cards
  • Instructions writing plan
  • Writing frame
  • Teacher notes
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