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.
Preparing for Learning
Procedural writing provides excellent opportunities for cross-curricular integration. Look for ways to meaningfully integrate this unit with other learning areas e.g. Science
, 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 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.