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Instructions, How to Keep a Teacher Happy - KS1 Text Types: Writing Planners and Model Texts

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This KS1 text types resource pack will teach pupils how to write an instructional text. Pupils will read a model text ‘How To Keep A Teacher Happy’ before exploring ways that they could keep other adults or friends happy, adding some humour to their writing.

This resource includes:
Model text - How To Keep A Teacher happy: an example instructional text
Instructions writing sheet: a PDF containing success criteria that pupils can use to support their writing, with examples of imperative verbs and adverbs
Idea cards: PDF cards to inspire ideas for writing
Instructions ideas sheet: a PDF for pupils to explore their own ideas for writing
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:
year 1
Pupils will write sentences by saying out loud what they are writing about and composing sentences orally before writing
year 2
Pupils should write for a range of purposes
Pupils should consider what they are going to write about before beginning by planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about

  • Model text - How To Keep A Teacher happy
  • Instructions writing sheet
  • Idea cards
  • Instructions ideas sheet
  • Writing frame
  • Teacher notes
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