Exploring Procedural Texts Unit Plan

Exploring Procedural Texts Unit Plan

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This English unit has been designed to introduce procedural texts to younger students. It addresses the purpose, structure and language features of instructions and recipes.

It consists of 8 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An independent writing task, which may couple as an assessment task, is included in the unit. The number of lessons required to complete this task may vary from class to class.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Instruct Me!

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore how procedures provide instructions about completing a task.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Procedural Texts - Text Structure

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore the structure of procedures.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Procedural Texts - Language Features

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore the language features of procedures.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Simon Says!

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore action verbs, common nouns and adverbial phrases in procedures.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Modelled Writing - How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will jointly construct a simple procedure about a familiar experience.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Guided Writing - How To Make Fruit Salad

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will jointly construct a simple recipe for fruit salad in small groups.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Independent Writing - How to Make Bush Stew

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will independently write a recipe for bush stew.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Publishing a Recipe Book

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will publish a simple recipe for bush stew.

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Australian Curriculum alignment

English > Year 1 > Language > Text structure and organisation > ACELA1447
Understand that the purposes texts serve shape their structure in predictable waysElaborationsdiscussing and comparing the purposes of familiar texts drawn from local contexts and interests (Skills: L...

English > Year 1 > Literacy > Interacting with others > ACELY1656
Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questionsElaborationslistening for details in spoken informative ...

English > Year 1 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1658
Describe some differences between imaginative informative and persuasive textsElaborationscomparing and discussing texts identifying some features that distinguish those that ‘tell stories’...

English > Year 1 > Literacy > Creating texts > ACELY1661
Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for...

English > Year 2 > Language > Text structure and organisation > ACELA1463
Understand that different types of texts have identifiable text structures and language features that help the text serve its purposeElaborationsidentifying the topic and type of a text through its vi...

English > Year 2 > Literacy > Interacting with others > ACELY1666
Listen for specific purposes and information, including instructions, and extend students’ own and others' ideas in discussionsElaborationsusing spoken language for problem solving, and exploring...

English > Year 2 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1668
Identify the audience of imaginative, informative and persuasive textsElaborationsidentifying the main purpose of a text, including whether the author wants to entertain, explain or persuade and consi...

English > Year 2 > Literacy > Creating texts > ACELY1671
Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimoda...

English > Year 1 > Language > Text structure and organisation > ACELA1448
Understand patterns of repetition and contrast in simple textsElaborationsidentifying patterns of vocabulary items in texts (for example class/subclass patterns, part/whole patterns, compare/contrast ...

English > Year 1 > Language > Expressing and developing ideas > ACELA1452
Explore differences in words that represent people, places and things (nouns, including pronouns), happenings and states (verbs), qualities (adjectives) and details such as when, where and how (adverb...

English > Year 1 > Literacy > Interacting with others > ACELY1788
Use interaction skills including turn-taking, recognising the contributions of others, speaking clearly and using appropriate volume and paceElaborationsidentifying turn-taking patterns in group and p...

English > Year 1 > Literacy > Creating texts > ACELY1662
Re-read student’s own texts and discuss possible changes to improve meaning, spelling and punctuationElaborationsadding or deleting words on page or screen to improve meaning, for example adding ...

English > Year 2 > Literacy > Interacting with others > ACELY1789
Use interaction skills including initiating topics, making positive statements and voicing disagreement in an appropriate manner, speaking clearly and varying tone, volume and pace appropriatelyElabor...

English > Year 2 > Literacy > Creating texts > ACELY1672
Re-read and edit text for spelling, sentence-boundary punctuation and text structureElaborationsreading their work and adding, deleting or changing words, prepositional phrases or sentences to improve...

English > Year 1 > Language > Text structure and organisation > ACELA1449
Recognise that different types of punctuation, including full stops, question marks and exclamation marks, signal sentences that make statements, ask questions, express emotion or give commandsElabora...

English > Year 1 > Literacy > Creating texts > ACELY1663
Write using unjoined lower case and upper case lettersElaborationsusing correct posture and pencil grip)learning how each letter is constructed including where to start and the direction to follow)wri...

English > Year 2 > Literacy > Creating texts > ACELY1673
Write legibly and with growing fluency using unjoined upper case and lower case lettersElaborationsusing correct pencil grip and posture)writing sentences legibly and fluently using unjoined print scr...

English > Year 1 > Language > Text structure and organisation > ACELA1450
Understand concepts about print and screen, including how different types of texts are organised using page numbering, tables of content, headings and titles, navigation buttons, bars and linksElabora...

English > Year 2 > Language > Text structure and organisation > ACELA1466
Know some features of text organisation including page and screen layouts, alphabetical order, and different types of diagrams, for example timelinesElaborationsrecognising how chapters and table of c...

English > Year 2 > Language > Expressing and developing ideas > ACELA1470
Understand the use of vocabulary about familiar and new topics and experiment with and begin to make conscious choices of vocabulary to suit audience and purposeElaborationsinterpreting new terminolog...


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