This year 3 and year 4 text types resource pack will teach pupils how to write an instructional text. Pupils will read a model text ‘How to Make The Perfect Hot Chocolate’ before designing an ice-cream sundae and writing instructions telling the reader how to make it. This could be used as part of a Design Technology unit looking at preparing dishes.
This resource includes:
Model text - How To Make The Perfect Hot Chocolate: an example instructional text
Instructions writing sheet: a PDF containing success criteria that pupils can use to support their writing, with examples of prepositions and fronted adverbials
Instructions ideas sheet: a PDF for pupils to design their own ice-cream sundae
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 discuss writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar