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Instructions, How to Make a Perfect Hot Chocolate - LKS2 Text Types: Writing Planners and Model Texts

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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’ showing WAGOLL (what a good one looks like), 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.

What is included in this instructional writing resource pack?

  • 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

  • Model text - How To Make The Perfect Hot Chocolate
  • Instructions writing sheet
  • Instructions ideas sheet
  • Instructions writing plan
  • Writing frame
  • Teacher notes
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