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Zog: Instructions

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Instructions Writing to Inform Key Stage 1 English Year 1 Year 2
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Instantly download an Instructions KS1 Planning Pack based around the beloved story of 'Zog' by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

Within these six lessons your KS1 class will read the story of 'Zog' and sequence the story. They will then use the different scenes in the story to build their knowledge and understanding of instructions and how and why they are written. Different lessons focus on different features of instructions, including imperative verbs, time adverbials, and structural features. They will use their learning to amend or write several sets of instructions throughout the scheme, working up to writing a set of instructions for Sir Gadabout on how to become a flying doctor.

These six lessons each come with PDF lesson plans, differentiated activity ideas, lesson slides and printable resources.

 
#Lesson1StorySequencing

Kick off this topic by reading the story of 'Zog' by Julia Donaldson with your class and discussing the story together.

You KS1 class will be challenged to sequence the story using text and picture clues. Everything you need (except the book!) is provided in this quick and easy PDF download.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated story cards
  • Worksheet
  • Story map
#Lesson2OralInstructions

Start your KS1 Instructions study by exploring oral instructions with your class. Challenge the children to listen carefully to oral instructions with increasing detail and number of steps. Once the children have got the hang of following oral instructions, discuss how you should deliver oral instructions with clarity and precision. The children can then help Madam Dragon from the story deliver a set of oral instructions on how to fly.

This lesson pack comes with all you'll need to explore oral instructions with your class, including a PDF lesson plan, slides and printable accompanying resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Word prompts
  • Example instructions
  • Picture sheets
#Lesson3ImperativeVerbs

In this Imperative Verbs KS1 lesson, your class will learn that bossy words, or imperative verbs, are a very important feature of instructions.

As a class, children will first identify and then generate their own imperative verbs for a set of given instructions. In their independent activities, they will step into the shoes of Madam Dragon and create a set of instructions on how a dragon can become a 'champion roarer', choosing and using effective verbs.

This Imperative Verbs KS1 lesson pack includes an easy-to-follow plan, an engaging slideshow for the teaching input, and differentiated, printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Imperative Verb Cards
  • Imperative Verbs Word Bank
  • Instructions Cards
#Lesson4TimeAdverbials

Use this Time Adverbials KS1 lesson to teach your children how time adverbials can be used within instructions to help the reader understand the order of the tasks.

After looking at a range of different time adverbials as a class, and the importance of choosing the correct one for each instruction, children will progress to their individual activities. Here they are tasked to add appropriate time adverbials to a set of instructions, or are challenged to order a set of muddled instructions using the time adverbials to help them.

Everything you need for a successful lesson is included in this Time Adverbials KS1 planning pack - a detailed plan, slideshow and differentiated resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Instructions Cards & Time Adverbial Cards
  • Time Adverbials Bank
  • Muddled Mystery Instructions
#Lesson5FeaturesofInstructions

This penultimate lesson explores and identifies key features of instructions and how they are laid out on the page. Your class will use this in the final lesson to write a set of instructions for Sir Gadabout on how to be a flying doctor.

Your class will be challenged to identify and discuss why different features are important to include as well as effective layouts on the page. There are model texts for them to read and explore as well as a range of challenging, differentiated activities for the children to test their understanding.

This lesson pack comes with a detailed lesson plan with differentiated activities, engaging PDF lesson slides and accompanying printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Instruction pieces cards
  • Worksheet
  • Model text
#Lesson6HowtobeaFlyingDoctor

In this final lesson your KS1 class will consolidate all they have learnt up to this point and write a final set of instructions as they pretend to be Princess Pearl. They will need to write a set of instructions on how to be a flying doctor for Sir Gadabout, thinking carefully about the equipment that he will need and how they can care for their new patients.

Using the included printable writing frames and resources to support them your Year 1 or Year 2 class can write their own set of instructions using the features studied in the previous lessons.

This lesson pack comes with a detailed lesson plan with differentiated activities, engaging PDF lesson slides and accompanying printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated writing frames
  • Word bank
  • Cover picture template
  • Instruction Features Cards
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Curriculum Objectives covered

Reading - Comprehension Objectives:

  • listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
  • becoming very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics
  • discussing the significance of the title and events
  • predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
  • participate in discussion about what is read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say
  • explain clearly their understanding of what is read to them
  • listening to, discussing and expressing views about a wide range of contemporary and classic poetry, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
  • discussing the sequence of events in books and how items of information are related
  • becoming increasingly familiar with and retelling a wider range of stories, fairy stories and traditional tales
  • making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
  • answering and asking questions
  • predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
  • participate in discussion about books, poems and other works that are read to them and those that they can read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say
  • explain and discuss their understanding of books, poems and other material, both those that they listen to and those that they read for themselves

Writing - Transcription Handwriting Objectives:

  • sequencing sentences to form short narratives
  • read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher
  • writing for different purposes

Writing - Composition Objectives:

  • sequencing sentences to form short narratives
  • read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher
  • writing for different purposes
  • evaluating their writing with the teacher and other pupils
  • proof-reading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation [for example, ends of sentences punctuated correctly]
  • read aloud what they have written with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear

Writing - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Objectives:

  • sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command
  • Expanded noun phrases for description and specification [for example, the blue butterfly, plain flour, the man in the moon]

Spoken Language Objectives:

  • listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
  • ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge

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