Learning About How to Write Instructions

This week, 2C has been learning about how to write instructions. Since the children made a Bottle Ecosystem with their Learning Buddies, this was the perfect opportunity to learn about writing instructions.

The children worked with their iPad partners to write instructions on the board. Then once they looked at them as a class, they realized that they had written how to get all the materials instead of how to “make” the the Bottle Ecosystem. They started over by making a list of materials. Then, they tried again. Bit by bit, they wrote the instructions, making changes and using transition words (i.e. first, second, next, then, after that, finally) that they had learned in class.

Here is a little video of their instructions.