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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 1 - Activity 5

Informative Text - Procedure

Description of activity

Students write a procedure for a simple activity such as tying shoelaces or making a sandwich.


Students have explored the different purposes for writing informative texts. They have studied the use of language to inform readers how to carry out a procedure. Students have discussed how texts are structured to meet a purpose and target audience. They were then asked to compose an informative text to explain a step-by-step process.


EN1-2A plans, composes and reviews a small range of simple texts for a variety of purposes on familiar topics for known readers and viewers
EN1-3A composes texts using letters of consistent size and slope and uses digital technologies
EN1-5A uses a variety of strategies, including knowledge of sight words and letter–sound correspondences, to spell familiar words
EN1-7B identifies how language use in their own writing differs according to their purpose, audience and subject matter
EN1-9B uses basic grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary appropriate to the type of text when responding to and composing texts


Criteria for assessing learning

(These criteria would normally be communicated to students with the activity.)
Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • write a basic procedure in sequential order
  • use numbers to indicate sequence in an informative text in the form of a procedure
  • use action verbs and commands
  • use adverbial phrases to add information about action
  • use most common writing conventions
  • use strategies to spell unfamiliar words.

Graded student work samples - Mid Stage

Grade AGrade B

No samples

Grade CGrade D

Graded student work samples - End Stage

Grade AGrade B
Grade CGrade D