Develop understanding of the features of instructional writing and how they are structured with the help of the resources provided which can be used instantly by pupils. These resources can be used to support teaching and learning during an English unit focusing on instructions to share the features needed for this style of writing, and to identify the features in model texts that are shared.
The poster can be used to teach how these text types are structured and the grammar, vocabulary and punctuation typically used.
A variety of planning sheets is included, in slightly differing formats for you to choose from, to support pupils when noting and organising their ideas before writing: a table for pupils to draw or write the steps needed; a simple grid template for pupils to write or draw their ideas; and a simple timeline with vocabulary to help pupils to sequence their instructions.
What is included in this KS1 instructional writing resource?
- Instructions poster
- Instructions planning sheets
- Teacher notes with guidance on how the resource could be used in the classroom
What is an instructional text?
Instructions are written to give the reader clear and logical steps to reach a desired goal. Examples of instructional text include recipes, technical manuals, how to play a game or science experiment write-ups.
National Curriculum English Programme of Study
Writing - composition
- Pupils should be taught to write sentences by saying out loud what they are going to write about.
- Pupils should be taught to write for different purposes
- Pupils should be taught to consider what they are going to write before beginning by planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about.