Developing Procedural Writing Skills Unit Plan – Year 3 and Year 4
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Developing Procedural Writing Skills Unit Plan – Year 3 and Year 4


7 x Lessons


This English unit addresses the procedure text type; specifically, how to write a well-structured procedure text.

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.

Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

How Do You Do It?

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A 60 minute lesson designed to introduce the purpose and types of procedure texts.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Procedure Texts - Text Structure

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

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Procedure Texts - Language Features

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

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Modeled Writing - Improving Procedure Texts

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will improve a procedure text by applying knowledge of procedure text structure and language features.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Shared Writing - How Do You Make It?

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will write a procedure text in pairs explaining how to make something.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Applying Proofreading and Editing Skills

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will learn and apply proofreading and editing skills.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Independent Writing - How Do You Play It?

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will independently write a procedure text explaining how to play a game.

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Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Production and Distribution of Writing > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.5
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 3 here.)

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Production and Distribution of Writing > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.5
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 4 here.)

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Speaking & Listening > Comprehension and Collaboration > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Speaking & Listening > Comprehension and Collaboration > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.A
Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.