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How to Make A Jam Sandwich – Procedural Writing Craftivity

  • Updated

    Updated:  03 Jun 2024

Teach your students all they need to know about procedural writing by exploring how to make a jam sandwich!

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    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  F - 2

  • Differentiated

    Differentiated:  Yes

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teaching resource

How to Make A Jam Sandwich – Procedural Writing Craftivity

  • Updated

    Updated:  03 Jun 2024

Teach your students all they need to know about procedural writing by exploring how to make a jam sandwich!

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  F - 2

  • Differentiated

    Differentiated:  Yes

Teach your students all they need to know about procedural writing by exploring how to make a jam sandwich!

“How to Make a Jam Sandwich” Procedural Writing Craft

When it comes to teaching our youngest learners about procedural writing, simple recipes are a great choice of example text. Recipes include a series of sequenced steps that must be followed to produce the desired outcome. They also involve hands-on participation, which is great for kinesthetic learners!

Teach Starter has created this resource for the very purpose of combining a practical, hands-on task with a scaffolded procedural writing activity. Students are required to cut and paste pieces together to create a jam sandwich. This process is designed to reinforce the steps involved in the process. Afterwards, they’ll put their writing skills into action by composing a procedure text that explains the steps they followed to make their sandwich.

The resource download includes everything you’ll need to complete this “How to Make a Jam Sandwich” activity with your class of eager learners:

  1. Title page containing visual representation of the craftivity
  2. Teacher instructions
  3. 5 x differentiated writing templates
  4. Jam sandwich craftivity cut-outs

Comprehensive instructions explaining how you might like to use this resource in your classroom are included to help you make the most of this procedural writing activity.

Recipes + Procedural Writing = A Great Mix!

It’s no surprise that recipes are so commonly used when teaching procedural writing to young students, especially when you consider all the benefits these texts bring to the table. (See what I did there?)

Here’s a quick list of reasons why recipes belong in any procedural writing lesson:

  1. Familiar Context – Most students have some familiarity with food and basic cooking, making recipes a relatable context for learning.
  2. Sequential Steps – Recipes provide a natural and clear sequence of steps, which is the essence of procedural writing.
  3. Tangible Results – When students follow a recipe, they produce a concrete and tangible result—food! This immediate feedback reinforces the connection between following written instructions and achieving a successful outcome.

 Download This Procedural Writing Activity

Use the dropdown menu on the Download button above to access the PDF or editable Google Slides file. (Note: You will be prompted to make a copy of the Google Slides template before accessing it).

As this worksheet pack contains multiple versions of the writing templates, we recommend printing one copy of the entire file. You may then wish to remove the pages you wish to use before copying them for your students.


This resource was created by Samantha Rose, a Teach Starter collaborator.


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