Planning sheet for instruction texts. Suitable for KS2.
10 Lesson plan and accompanying resources for teaching Instructional Texts to Year 3.
Download our popular two-week unit of work for Years 3/4 based on the book ‘How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth’, with a focus on instructional texts. Perfect for linking the Stone Age topic in literacy! This unit gives children the opportunity to understand the features of instructions as a text type. In the first week, children will engage with the text through research, a hands-on toy washing challenge and the opportunity to create their own ‘Woolly Mammoth Cleaning Kit’. They will become familiar with the text type by following instructions to make their own milk bottle mammoth models and identifying features of the text. There is a grammar focus on using prepositions and imperative verbs. In the second week, pupils will use drama to develop ideas and extend vocabulary. They will then plan their own set of instructions and they will draft, edit and present their final written outcome. The literacy objectives covered are: To retrieve and record information from non-fiction To participate in discussion about a text To use a range of imperative verbs To use prepositions To read and follow written instructions To identify the features of instructions To identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning To prepare a group performance To use a rich and varied vocabulary To make a plan for my writing To write my own set of instructions To edit and evaluate my writing To integrate visual devices The PDF file contains 10 full lesson plans and accompanying pupil resource sheets. You may also like: Stone Age Boy Literacy Planning Stone Age to Iron Age Resource Pack Stone Age to Iron Age planning bundle of all 3 packs
Download our popular ten-lesson unit of work based on reading and writing instructional texts with a Romans theme. Pupils will make a chocolate Roman road and then create instructions based on becoming gladiator champions! The ten lessons in this unit aim to give children the opportunity to understand the features of instructions as a genre. In the first week, children will engage with the text type by following instructions to make edible Roman roads out of biscuits, chocolates and custard! There is also a grammar focus on using prepositions and imperative verbs. In the second week, pupils will use drama to develop ideas and extend their vocabulary. They will then plan their own set of instructions about becoming Roman gladiator champions and they will then have the opportunity to draft, edit and present their final instructions. The English objectives covered in this unit are: - To give and follow verbal instructions - To use prepositions - To read and follow written instructions - To identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning - To use a range of imperative verbs - To prepare a group performance - To make a plan for my writing - To write my own instructions - To edit my writing - To make decisions about how to present my writing The PDF file contains ten lesson plans and all accompanying pupil resources. Perfect to link literacy and history in your Romans topic! You may also like: Roman Britain Planning Pack Escape from Pompeii Literacy Planning Pack Romans Planning Bundle of all three planning packs .
Create your own firework! Two lessons (1. reading activities and planning 2. Independent write) **Children will write their own set of instructions on how to create a firework of their own design. They will take ideas and inspiration from the book but can let their imagination run wild! ** Ideal to be used after reading chapter 1 of The Firework Maker’s Daughter although could be used at any point when studying the book. Includes: WAGOLL example text with linked reading activities. Planning ideas and examples with a planning sheet to complete. Two Powerpoints to aid teaching. Teacher’s Notes Children really enjoyed this activity and produced high quality pieces of writing.
#No additional resources needed. Click here to download lesson 1 for FREE. This unit includes 10 lessons plans, activities and 2 fully interactive PowerPoints to teach Year 6 children all about instruction and explanation texts. They will begin by reading, exploring and identifying the different features of each type of text before using their knowledge to plan and write their own using the identified features. SPAG/GPS covered: Bullet Points, Colons, Semi-colons and Parentheses (Brackets, Commas and Dashes). Lesson 1: To identify the features of an explanation text Lesson 2: To write an instruction text using bullet points and colons Lesson 3: To read and answer questions about a text Lesson 4: To plan an instruction text Lesson 5: To write an instruction text Lesson 6: To use brackets, commas and dashes to indicate parentheses Lesson 7: To write and perform an informal explanation Lesson 8: To research and plan an explanation text Lesson 9: To write an explanation text Lesson 10: To prepare and present my explanation text Total Number of Slides: 54 Lesson Plans Included? Yes Activities and Resources Included? Yes #stressfreeteaching_dreamscheme
Year 3 English - rewriting text as instructions lesson plan and worksheets: - rewriting text as instructions lesson plan. - rewriting text as instructions worksheets at 2 levels of difficulty. There is a PDF of all of the files and an editable version of each file (you just need to delete the watermark logo from each of the editable files). You can find more KS2 English lesson plans, worksheets and teaching resources on the Save Teachers' Sundays website.
A 2 week unit on instructions to fit in with PNS for year 1. Fun unit, my class loved it.
A Year 2 lesson plan on instructional/procedural texts. The children watch the teacher make cous cous (which they get to taste of course!) and then have to write up instructions telling someone else how to make cous cous. In the introduction, the teacher will go over what is needed in instructions such as bossy words, ordering/sequencing etc. which they should have done already in a previous lesson.
Example instructional text for The Iron Man (also known as The Iron Giant), particularly suitable for use when reading Chapter 3 of Ted Hughes’ novel, plus a writing feature identification worksheet with answer sheet. The model instructional text contains the following language, grammar and punctuation features: • Onomatopoeia • Alliteration • Similes • Commands • Questions • Imperative verbs • Fronted adverbials followed by a comma • Expanded noun phrases • Variety of nouns/verbs to avoid repetition • Question marks • Apostrophes for singular possession • Brackets • Hyphens • Colons These exemplar instructions are perfect to show to pupils as a WAGOLL. Pupils read the model text, identify the features and then independently write instructions for their own plan to stop the Iron Man. The answers for the feature identification worksheet have been included so they can be shared easily in class or remotely. All documents are supplied in PDF and editable Word documents. You may also be interested in: ✦ The Iron Man Unit of Work | Four Weeks | Year 3/4 ✦ The Iron Man Example Diary Text with Features ✦ The Iron Man Dialogue Writing - Example Text with Feature Identification Sheet ✦ The Iron Man - Example Apology Letter from Hogarth with Feature Identification ✦ Example Non-Chronological Report About The Iron Man, Plus Feature Identification Sheet with Answers ✦ Iron Man 6 Example Texts Plus All Chapter Glossary BUNDLE ✦ Iron Man Example Texts BUNDLE: Diary, Dialogue & Non-Chronological Report with Features Sheet & Answers ✦ The Iron Man Glossary for the Whole Novel (Chapters 1-5) Visit Helen-Teach’s Shop for more resources. All feedback is welcome and appreciated, so please leave a review after downloading my resources. Thanks!
This resource can be found at a lower price here: https://lessonplanned.co.uk/downloads/instruction-text-literacy-planning-year-56/ Three days on instruction texts for upper KS2 to feed into the task of writing instructions for making a 'cursing potion' - an activity from week 2 of The Book of Bad Things planning which can be found in my shop. Day 1: Going through an example instruction text Day 2: Imperative verbs Day 3: Paired write of an instruction text (making a 'bad breath potion' for their enemy)
This is a quick 2 day lesson pack, ideal for the first 2 days back at school to gauge pupil abilities and have fun learning. This pack includes the slides, the worksheets and lesson plans. It was a really fun lesson and the children produced some amazing writing from it,
Non-fiction (instructions) unit for Year 3/4 children based on ‘How to Trap a Troll (Pie Corbett) Resource includes: ‘All About Trolls’ powerpoint Link to ‘How to Trap a Troll text Text map 2 week block of planning Boxing-up table Blank boxing-up table ‘Instructional Writing’ toolkit Link to Innovation text - ‘How to Trap a Dragon’
This resource contains a template that pupils can use when they are planning their own instructional texts. Pupils can record each step of their instructions in pictures or words. There is also space on the plan to record a title, an equipment list, useful imperative verbs, prepositions and other helpful details. This is a versatile resource that can be used for planning instructions for lots of different topics.
A week’s English plan Linked to text Bob the Man on the Moon writing instructions for different sandwiches linked to what the characters in the book have on the moon To identify and comment on vocabulary and the features of an instruction text. To decide how useful a non-fiction (instruction) text is fit for purpose. To recognise key themes (similarities) and ideas within a text. To identify features by participating in discussion about what is read to me, take turns in answering questions and listen to what others say. To be able to compose a sentence (instruction) orally and know instructions are written or spoken in a chronological order. To use some appropriate word choices from word banks, class lists. To use precise, clear information To use bullet points for lists and instructions. To link what I have read to my own experiences. To write a set of instructions in chronological order using clear precise information with key features. I can read my work back to an adult. To write a set of instructions in the correct order. To know that the organisation must reflect the purpose of my writing To write a set of instructions in the correct order with imperative verbs.
A week's plans, originally designed for year 4. The presentation goes through the features of an instruction text. An example of an instruction text is shown - 'How to look after a pet dragon' by Pie Corbett. Children look for the main features in pairs, using their checklists. These are then checked through as a class using the presentation again. The teacher then explains that they have been to Planet Zog and have discovered a new species of alien that would make an ideal pet for children. Their task is to write instructions on how to take care of it each day, using numbered steps etc. In a further lesson, they write instructions for an alien on how to play a game e.g. football. Lesson plans, a copy of the text, checklists and templates for planning writing are all included. Everything is fully editable so you can change it to suit your children. This is part of a series of 6 non-fiction plans including reports, recount, newspaper, persuasion and explanation texts which can be bought as a bundle. For these resources and more, please see my shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel Feedback and suggestions welcomed.
Instructions planning sheets 3 way differentiated. Instructions Could use used or adapted for 2 - 6. Have been designed for year 3/4.
LO toppers and success criteria are included (s.c. – for the final write task) Lesson 1 – discuss key features and get the children to identify on ‘bread making’ text. Then get feedback and show slides 4-5 with answers. Lesson 2 – we did cooking (stir fry, fruit salad and smoothies) Lesson 3 – children to ‘box up’ (use one of the planning frames) and then write up their own recipes. Could be done on computers. Homework to reinforce understanding.
This is a fake i phone text message which you can adapt to display info/ instructions on the board at any point of a lesson to save yourself repeating things…
Guided Reading Weekly Planning Template (over 4 days). Younger students (YR 1 - YR 3): 8 sets of guided reading books are required (2 sets of books per group). Older students (YR 4 - YR 6): 4 sets of guided reading books are required (1 set of books per group). Please note: Allow for 4 timetabled guided reading sessions each week. 2 adults are needed to complete each guided reading session - normally the class teacher and TLA (Teaching and Learning Assistant) - but you just need 2 responsible adults. Each guided reading session lasts approximately 50 minutes and each group of children should be listened to for 20 minutes (2 groups at a time). 10 minutes (per session) is allocated to changing groups and to explain independent activities - at the beginning and halfway through the session. 1 day per week (normally Friday), the guided reading session WILL NOT take place. You can choose the day! Groups and Independent Activities: Divide your class into 4 groups (these can be colour groups, different animals, shapes - whatever you decide). When a group is NOT being listened to, they will complete an independent activity set by you - it can link to the book they are reading or completely unrelated (e.g. a handwriting, spelling or times tables task). These are called pre-reading activities (an activity to complete BEFORE they read with an adult) or post-reading activity (an activity to complete AFTER they read with an adult). Learning outcomes: Choose books from the same genre - fiction, non-fiction or poetry. A maximum of 3 learning outcomes should be focused on each week. Monday’s timetable: FIRST, the TLA will listen to the red group WHILST the teacher listens to the orange group. AFTER reading to the adult, the red and orange group will complete their independent activity (set by you). NEXT, the TLA will listen to the green group WHILST the teacher listens to the black group. BEFORE reading to an adult, the green and black group will have completed an independent activity (set by you). The 5th day: On this day, you DO NOT do guided reading. Instead, you could ask your student’s to read independently (or with a partner). Alternatively, you could visit the library, read a book to your class OR read a ‘shared’ class text.
2 weeks worth of planning for instructions - end piece is instructions on how to make a pizza for a class recipe book. Links with healthy eating. Differentiated, with success criteria and Big Writes planned for. Have uploaded some of the resources that I have used/made to go with this unit. Hope someone will find it useful!