Exploring Procedural Texts Unit Plan

Exploring Procedural Texts Unit Plan

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This English Language Arts 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

Modeled 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 Nature Stew

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will independently write a recipe for nature 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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Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Production and Distribution of Writing > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.5
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Research to Build and Present Knowledge > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.7
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of "how-to" books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).

Grade 2 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Production and Distribution of Writing > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.5
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

Grade 2 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Production and Distribution of Writing > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.6
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.C
Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (e.g., He hops; We hop).

Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.F
Use frequently occurring adjectives.

Grade 2 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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