Writing instructions

Use this resource on its own or with the Food Science lesson from our Sea topic.

Help improve children’s instructional writing with this great set of resources.

Display the ‘10 top tips for writing instructions’ in class, or stick them into children’s literacy books, to remind them of the key features of instructional writing.

Simplicity is the key when writing instructions and you can demonstrate this with the ‘Keep it simple’ activity. Show the children how to edit out superfluous, descriptive language in the ‘Tasty lemon drizzle cake’ text. They can then put their new found skills to the test by suggesting ways to improve the poorly written instructions in the ‘Improving writing’ activity sheet.

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