Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Procedural Writing

We have been learning about procedural writing and the importance of writing clearly this week.
We started by reading three different sets of instructions for popular card games. The first set had really unclear instructions and we became a little frustrated trying to work out what the author meant.

The second set contained a little more detail and it was slightly easier to read, but we found the structure a little confusing. We much preferred the third set, which had a clear layout and easy to read instructions.

We then wrote our own instructions for a really simple task - making a sandwich! We realised how easy it is to be vague in our writing, but that our instructions need to be clear for people to know what they are doing! When researching sandwich fillings we also learned more about making a healthy sandwich. Did you know a serving of a spread like butter or mayo tends to be about 2 teaspoons?
Check out Hilary's instructions below:

1.Put two slices of bread on a plate. Get your butter knife and spread butter on one slice of bread then spread butter on the other slice.

2. Put two pieces of lettuce on to a slice of bread than add the ham. You should have 30g or 2 slices of ham

3. Then get your tomato and slice it. You should then put two slices of tomato on your slice of bread.

4. Start to slice the cheese. After that’s done put 2 slices of cheese on your sandwich.

5. Now its time to use mayo. Grab a teaspoon and scoop some mayo in to it and put it on top
of the bread.

6. Last but not least put your other slice of bread on top and you are finished


  1. Cool blog post Room 4 Literacy that sandwich looks delicious Hillary. I like how well you explained how to make you sandwich it was really easy for me to understand and those instructions are very clear to me now I want to make me a sandwich just like Hillary's now. MMM YUM I love tomato and ham with lettuce and mayo!
    Kind Regards, Paikea

  2. Kia Ora Hilary! I really liked the part when you clearly explained the instructions on making a sandwich. I feel like your instructions can help a lot of people on how to do it.


  3. Wow,
    That looks well and healthy for your body.
    Keep it up