Thursday, 7 November 2013

Writing Instructions

This month for writing we have been focusing on writing instructions (or procedural writing).

First we explored all of the different types of instructions that we see around us in our day-to-day lives. We discovered that instructions are in...
- Lego instructions
- Recipes
- Game instructions
- Novels that we are reading 
- Magazines

After exploring the elements that make up clear instructions, we began to write our own instructions for our classmates.

Each student began draft one of their instructions. After developing clear instructions and checking over the success criteria to see if they met the expectations, they presented their instructions to their classmates. 

Their classmates became the teachers and gave their presenter feedback after following their instructions.

The feedback highlighted some things that the students liked about the instructions as well as things that the student can continue to work on. We know that writing is a process... so peer feedback is a great way to help everyone improve.

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