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Understand the Features of Instructional Texts

In this worksheet, students will consider the language conventions and grammatical features of instructional texts.

Worksheet Overview

Instructional texts include recipes, directions and instructions for playing games or building models.


instruction book


They often have the following features:


1) The title states the goal that is to be achieved (e.g. How to build a model of the Eiffel Tower).


2) This is followed by a list of the materials needed.


3) The steps that need to be taken are then given in the correct order.


4) Numbers or bullet points are often used.


5) Sentences often start with imperative verbs (e.g. Glue the pieces together).


6) Sequencing connectives are used (e.g. first, then, finally).


7) The text is often illustrated with photographs or diagrams.


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Why don't you have a look at some instruction booklets or recipes to see if you can identify some of the features that are listed above?


When you're ready, you can move on to the questions.

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