Writing Instructions

Use these ideas and printable resources to help children structure their instruction writing.

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The Instruction Writing Pack

The Instruction Writing Pack

Teach your children about instruction writing with this collection of downloadable teaching, activity and display resources!
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Instruction Writing Banner

Instruction Writing Banner

Use this free printable banner on your classroom displays to help your children learn about instruction writing. Add your children's own instructions too!
7 - 11
Lighting a Fire

Lighting a Fire

Use a marshmallow toasting activity to develop your students' language and instruction writing skills. Includes clear instructions, safety information and tips for teachers.
5 - 11
How to Look After Your Heart Instructions Template

How to Look After Your Heart Instructions Template

How can we look after our hearts? Ask your children to write or draw some instructions on this activity sheet.
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How to Look After Your Teeth Template

How to Look After Your Teeth Template

Ask your children to create a set of instructions that teach others how to look after their teeth, using words, pictures or both!
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Write Walkthrough Instructions

Create a set of walkthrough instructions to teach others how to play the Myst games!
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Instructions

A variety of activities based around instructions.
7 - 11

Instructional Writing

Use fictional stories to motivate children when studying non-fiction texts.
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Making a Sandwich

A fun way of encouraging children to think about the importance of clear instructions.
7 - 11
Instructions Homework

Instructions Homework

A worksheet (which could be used for homework), based around instructions for making tea and sandwiches.
7 - 11

Writing Detailed Instructions

Help children to write more detailed instructions using this technique.
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Hopscotch Instructions

A practical way of developing children's understanding of instructions.
5 - 11
Shirt-Tastic Display

Shirt-Tastic Display

A display linked to instruction writing.
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Returning to Myst Display

Returning to Myst Display

We used the computer game Myst IV in our lessons, supporting Literacy, Art, Music, Science and many other subjects. This display shows a selection of the children's work, including: