We then repeated this using a youtube video on how to moonwalk. Kids LOVE trying to be like MJ, but I have to admit I find it sad that I have to explain to them about the gloves and white socks.
We then created a venn diagram to compare the two instructions and come up with what we think good instructions should have. We then used this to create a checklist to compare 3 more instructions. Click here for a copy of our hypothesis organiser.
Once we had checked all of the instructions we then co-constructed our writing criteria for Instructions.
We have been swimming the last 2 weeks and are experts on the routine of getting ready for swimming. So we have been writing instructions for the new entrants in Room 14 who will start swimming next week.
Check out our classroom wiki to see pictures of our learning.
What kind of things do you do to teach instructional writing?