Hey Skylarks! This week is going to be all about writing instructions! :)
Our aim to write and put to use our very own set of instructions for you test out on a family member! I can not wait to see the work you all produce, please email me pictures of it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep smiling :)
Our first task of the week is to identify features of instructions! :)
You may find examples of instructions around your house!
If you can't find any I have attached some examples below for you to use. :)
I would like you to look at the instructions carefully and find all of the key features that are important and have a think about why they are important. You could present this however you like:
It is up to you! :)
Below I have added an image of the key features of instructions. This will help you when you are labelling your own example:
Well done on completing yesterdays task! You all did a fantastic job! For today's task you are going to look at one of the main features you need for writing instructions and that is IMPERATIVE VERBS! :)
When you use an imperative verb in a sentence it sounds like you are bossing the reader around! That is why they are also known as bossy verbs. Here are some examples...
Your task today is to find the imperative verbs in the instructions below! Once you have found them can you now use some of the verbs to make your own sentences? :)
Keep smiling! :)
For today's task you are going to start planning your own set of instructions! You can choose what your instructions are about but once they are written you are then going to give them to someone to test them out so I would recommend instructions on how to make a sandwich! :)
Remember this is just the planning stage. I have added some bullet points below of things you will need to consider...
You can lay out your plan however you like. :)
Keep smiling! :)
Today's task is all about the WRITING! You are going to write up your instructions using your plan to help you! :)
Think about your layout How are you going to make it stand out? How are you going to make it eye catching? Below are some handy hints to help you...
The layout is up to you but I have added some examples below to get you thinking! :)
Now this is the fun part! Can you now put your recipe to the test?
You could use your own recipe to make a tasty treat or could you give it to a family member to see if they can follow your instructions? You could even read it out loud to them to practice your reading skills! :)
If they go wrong or you realise you have missed a step this is all part of the fun and you can pink polish your instructions and try again! :) I found the video below a very funny example of how instructions can go wrong if they aren't detailed enough! Could you create your own video? :)