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Procedural Text: The fun genre… How to make a paper plane!

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My students have been learning to write a procedural text. Using the PM Big Genre Books is where we start. These exemplars enable learners to pull apart a text and develop criteria. After pulling apart the PM exemplars it was time to write their own procedural text armed with their understanding. Topic: How to make a paper plane. Off they went with ‘gusto’ to make a paper plane and write a procedural text.

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Once finished, I asked for volunteers to share their procedural text with the class and invited the teacher next door to use one of their procedural texts to make a plane. The first photo is a picture of the plane made following one of the procedural texts written by a student. My young learners learnt quickly that ‘whoops’ they may have missed a few steps and their instructions needed reviewing. The next step was to write a procedural text as a class on how to make a paper plane.

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My young learners then wrote a procedural text for making a Chatter Box. Procedural texts are fun!School 2014 252

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Have a go! See if you can make a Chatter Box.

Cheers Nina

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Persuasive Texts: 6,7 and 8 year olds… a snippet! What are paragraphs?

Post 1: I intend to post detailed samples as my students explore this genre further.

My students are learning to write a Persuasive Text (Exposition / Discussion). I’m starting simple and incorporating teaching paragraphing into our sessions. PM Exemplars are being used to support the learning of genre structure and to develop success criteria with the children.

Persuasive Text structure vocabulary learnt by my students thus far is title, opinion, argument, introduction, body, position, statement …

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Cheers Nina

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