Writing instructions

Challenge reference: 4874

Notional learning hours  20
Level Entry 2
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will identify the key features of instructional writing and apply them in their own writing.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Follow a set of oral and/or written instructions.

  2. Write and illustrate a set of instructions.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Use the title to identify the purpose of a set of instructions 
    • Identify and collate ingredients or resources
    • Follow numbers and bullet points in sequence
    • Act on the imperative verbs 
    • Refer to diagrams, illustrations or labels
    • Accurately title the instructions
    • List ingredients; resources; materials
    • Use bullet points or numbers to structure writing and explain tasks in chronological order
    • Begin sentences with imperative verbs and time connectives
    • Include appropriate detail
    • Label diagrams, photographs and illustrations