Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Procedural Writing

Procedural Writing provides a reader with directions or instructions on “how to” do something.  Some examples of procedural writing include:  recipes, giving rules for games,  sports or situations, giving directions to go to a location, conducting experiments, taking care of something, constructing something, etc.  Students should be exposed to the purpose for procedural writing as well as a variety of procedural texts to assist in breaking down the process. 

Procedural Writing:
- Gives a clear reason for the procedure.
- Provides a list of materials required to conduct the procedure.
- Addresses any safety precautions or rules that need to be followed.
- Includes all necessary steps for the procedure.  Steps should be in proper order (using transition words like “first”, “next”, “then”, “finally”......).
- Is easy to follow and implement.  Directions should be clear.  There should be no confusion.


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