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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 2 - Activity 3

Informative Text - Procedure

Description of activity

Students write a procedure explaining how to make a model, a paper aeroplane, a photo frame or a snack.


Students have explored the different forms and features of informative texts. They have deconstructed texts to develop an understanding of how texts are structured to achieve a purpose and target a specific audience. Students have discussed the language necessary to explain a process. They were then asked to compose an informative text to explain a step-by-step process.


EN2-2A plans, composes and reviews a range of texts that are more demanding in terms of topic, audience and language
EN2-3A uses effective handwriting and publishes texts using digital technologies
EN2-5A uses a range of strategies, including knowledge of letter–sound correspondences and common letter patterns, to spell familiar and some unfamiliar words

EN2-7B identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts

EN2-10C thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts 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 procedure in chronological order
  • use numbers to indicate sequence in a procedure
  • use action verbs and commands
  • use adverbial phrases and adjectives as appropriate to the text
  • apply knowledge of spelling conventions and strategies
  • use joined letters in the NSW Foundation style
  • demonstrate basic desktop publishing skills using a computer.

Graded student work samples - Mid Stage

Grade AGrade B
Grade CGrade D