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Write a Set of Instructions

In this worksheet, students practise writing a set of instructions, focusing on the language conventions and grammatical structure of instructions.

'Write a Set of Instructions' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:  Plan What and Who to Write For

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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

They often have the following features.

 

1) The title states the goal 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.

 

In this worksheet you can practise writing a set of instructions, focusing on including the above features. Remember that you can look back at this introduction as often as you like by clicking on the Help button.

In the box below, write a set of instructions for something you are familiar with. It could be a recipe, the rules for a game or how to build a model. You won't be able to include pictures, but try to include the other features that are listed in the introduction. (Remember that you can look back at the introduction by clicking on the Help button.)

 

   

  • Question 1

In the box below, write a set of instructions for something you are familiar with. It could be a recipe, the rules for a game or how to build a model. You won't be able to include pictures, but try to include the other features that are listed in the introduction. (Remember that you can look back at the introduction by clicking on the Help button.)

 

   

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award a maximum of 10 marks for the instructions.
1) Award one mark if the title clearly states what is to be achieved.
2 and 3) Award two marks if there is a list containing all the materials that will be needed. Award one mark if most of the materials are listed, but not all.
4) Award one mark if features such as numbers or bullet points have been included to help the reader follow the steps.
5) Award one mark if imperative verbs have been used (e.g. Mix the ingredients together; Glue the tail onto the model; Move your pieces around the board in a clockwise direction).
6) Award one mark if the instructions contain sequencing connectives (e.g. first, next, then, finally).
7 and 8) Award two marks if the instructions are in the correct order and nothing is missed out. Award one mark if they are largely correct but there are minor errors.
9 and 10) Award up to two marks for the general clarity of the instructions.
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