How to Write Instructions!

Contributor: Stefani Allegretti. Lesson ID: 13906

Do you want to know how to trap a leprechaun? Do you want to know how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? In this lesson, you will learn how to write instructions!

categories

Comprehension, Writing

subject
English / Language Arts
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Beaver
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

Instructions are important. Instructions tell us how to do things.

In this lesson, we will learn how to trap a leprechaun! We will also learn how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

Then, we will learn how to write some instructions.

Let's begin!

First, we are going to learn how to trap a leprechaun!

leprechaun

Let's learn how to do this!

Follow along with the read-aloud of How to Trap a Leprechaun by Sue Fliess.

HOW TO TRAP A LEPRECHAUN Read Aloud from MrsMorrisReads:

It is important to write down each step in order when you are writing instructions.

Think about what happens first. Then, think about what happens after that. Next, write a sentence for each step in order.

Let's think about what we just learned about how to trap a leprechaun in the read-aloud.

  • What do we need to do first to trap a leprechaun? Do you remember?

First, we need to make a plan to build a trap!

Let's write down our first step. We will write Step 1: in front of our first step.

How to Trap a Leprechaun

Step 1: First, make a plan to build a trap.

Of course! We need to make a plan to build a trap.

  • What do we need to do next?

We need to get our materials or the things we will need to build the trap!

Let's add that step to our instructions.

How to Trap a Leprechaun

Step 1: First, make a plan to build a trap.

Step 2: Second, get your materials to build the trap.

  • What is our third step?

We need to build our trap and paint our rocks gold! Let's write down that step.

How to Trap a Leprechaun

Step 1: First, make a plan to build a trap.

Step 2: Second, get your materials to build the trap.

Step 3: Third, build the trap and paint the rocks gold.

Good work!

  • What is our next step? Do you remember from the story?

We need to pour some glue inside the box and build a rainbow slide!

rainbow slide

Let's add that to our instructions.

How to Trap a Leprechaun

Step 1: First, make a plan to build a trap.

Step 2: Second, get your materials to build the trap.

Step 3: Third, build the trap and paint the rocks gold.

Step 4: Fourth, pour some glue inside the box and build a rainbow slide.

Good work! We are almost finished writing our instructions!

The trap is built. Everything is ready! So, our last step is to close the drapes, dim the light, and wait without a sound.

Let's add that last step to our instructions.

How to Trap a Leprechaun

Step 1: First, make a plan to build a trap.

Step 2: Second, get your materials to build the trap.

Step 3: Third, build the trap and paint the rocks gold.

Step 4: Fourth, pour some glue inside the box and build a rainbow slide.

Step 5: Last, close the drapes, dim the light, and wait without a sound.

We have done it! Good work!

We wrote all the steps we need to catch a leprechaun!

  • Did you notice the special time-order words we used when we wrote our instructions?

Here is a list of some of the time-order words you can use:

  • first
  • next
  • second
  • then
  • last
  • finally

Time-order words help make instructions easier to follow.

Awesome work!

Now let's practice writing more instructions in the Got It? section!

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