This English unit addresses the purpose, structure and language features of the procedure text type.
It consists of 7 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.
This unit plan includes the following resources:
- Developing Procedural Writing Skills PowerPoint – Year 3 and Year 4
- Understanding Sequence – Comprehension Task
- Goals – Writing (Middle Elementary)
- How to Make a Newspaper Pirate Hat Craft Activity
- Identifying Procedural Language Worksheets
- Tangram Treats – Task Cards and Templates (Full Color Version)
- Improving Procedure Texts Worksheets
- 5 Procedure Writing Prompt Stimulus Sheets
- Procedure Text Checklist – Structure, Language, and Features
- Procedure Texts Writing Scaffold
- Editing Passages PowerPoint – Grade 3
- Editing Passages PowerPoint – Grade 4
- Two Stars and a Wish Poster and Feedback Slips
- Assessment Rubric – Procedural Writing
- To introduce the purpose and types of procedure texts.
- To identify and explore the structure of procedure texts.
- To identify and explore the language features of procedure texts.
- To improve a procedure text by applying knowledge of procedure text structure and language features.
- To write a procedure text in pairs explaining how to make something.
- To learn and apply proofreading and editing skills.
- To independently write a procedure text explaining how to play a game.
Preparing for Learning
Procedural writing provides excellent opportunities for cross-curricular integration. Look for ways to meaningfully integrate the unit with other learning areas e.g. Science, Technology, Physical Education.
Develop a procedural writing wall in the classroom before commencing the unit. Display word wall vocabulary, posters and learning goals that will stimulate the students’ interest and assist in their learning. For examples of teaching resources to display in your classroom, browse the Procedure Texts collection on the Teach Starter website.
Expose the students to a variety of procedure texts before and during the unit. Read and view procedure texts such as recipes, rules for board games and craft activity instructions. Encourage the students to bring in sample procedure texts from home to share with the class.
Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.
National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower covers students in Year 3 and Year 4.
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