Rs/E3.1

Recognise and understand the organisational features and typical language of instructional texts, e.g. use of imperatives and second person
(a) Understand that instructional texts have particular language features, and be able to recognise them
(b) Understand that their own knowledge of these features can be applied to help gain meaning from other instructional texts
(c) Know and use the term verb and understand its importance as an essential feature of a sentence which conveys the action
(d) Understand that verbs also convey time in a sentence: past, present, future

A PPT about imperatives. Students identify imperatives and the language / layout of instructions, then have a go at writing their own.

Editor’s note
For sample instruction texts please to use with this PPT please see Carrie’s “Lasagne instructions” ,“Glass bead steriliser instructions” or “Pancake imperatives” below.

Level
L1
E3
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Rt/E2.1
Rs/E3.1
Rs/E2.1

Cards to help students recognise what nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
They can then play the bingo game or use highlighter pens to identify the different parts of speech in a text.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/L2.1
Rs/L1.1
Rs/E3.2
Rs/E3.1

A topical resource to revise features of instructional texts and imperative verbs.
Fully mapped to Functional English and ideal for mixed ability groups.

Level
L1
E3
English
Rt/E3.1
Rs/E3.1
Functional English reading
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A simple exercise where students separate the words from the Wordle into nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.

Level
L1
E3
English
Rs/L1.1
Rs/E3.2
Rs/E3.1
General literacy / English

Lovely introduction to nouns, verbs and adjectives. For E2-3 ESOL and Literacy.
Start with the PPT which is based on a very tasty bakery theme and includes information and examples for students to work through. Follow this with the handout and a highlighting exercise.

Level
E2
E3
English
Ws/E2.2
Rs/E3.2
Rs/E3.1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E2.2a
ESOL Rs/E3.1b
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Learners will re-write16 sentences as instructions in the imperative form.
With scaffolded help, examples, and a range of sentence styles to adapt.

Level
E3
English
Rs/E3.1
Rt/E3.3
Writing: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)

A fabulous set of illustrated instructions. Makes a great activity for literacy and numeracy classes (reading instructions, measuring, shapes, etc.) at many levels.
For an easy to use template please see Bryan Fitzpatrick’s accompany resource below.

Level
L1
E3
E2
E1
English
Rs/E3.1
Reading
Maths
Measures shape and space
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

A super writing and discussion exercise that gets hairdressing students thinking about the importance of writing clear instructions. Will also spark off other activities as suggested in the accompanying teacher’s notes. Also mapped to Entry 3 Functional English (writing).

Level
E3
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Rs/E3.1
Engage in Discussion
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Two beautiful word clouds to help with recognising verbs, nouns and prepositions. With instructions, answers and extension ideas.
Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:
http://skillsworkshop.blogspot.com/2008/07/using-wordle-in-classroom.ht…

Level
E3
L1
English
Rs/E3.1
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1

A great introduction to this tricky topic – using lots of example sentences along with questions to the audience.

Level
E3
English
Rs/E3.1
Ws/E3.2