Exploring Procedural Texts Unit Plan

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Exploring Procedural Texts Unit Plan

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8 x Lessons | Suitable for Grades: 1 - 2

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.

 Overview

Objectives

  • To explore how procedures provide instructions about completing a task.
  • To identify and explore the structure of procedures.
  • To identify and explore the language features of procedures.
  • To explore action verbs, common nouns, and adverbial phrases in procedures.
  • To jointly construct a simple procedure about a familiar experience.
  • To jointly construct a simple recipe for fruit salad in small groups.
  • To independently write a recipe for nature stew.
  • To publish a simple recipe for nature stew.

Procedural writing provides excellent opportunities for cross-curricular integration. Look for ways to meaningfully integrate this 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 vocabularyposters, 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 Procedures collection on the Teach Starter website.

Expose the students to a variety of procedures before and during the unit. Read and view procedural texts such as recipes, rules for board games, and craft activity instructions. Encourage the students to bring in sample procedures 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.

 Lessons

60 minutes
Lesson 1

Instruct Me!

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 2

Procedural Texts - Text Structure

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 3

Procedural Texts - Language Features

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 4

Simon Says!

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 5

Modeled Writing - How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 6

Guided Writing - How To Make Fruit Salad

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 7

Independent Writing - How to Make Nature Stew

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 8

Publishing a Recipe Book

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

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  Common Core Curriculum alignment


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