Procedural Writing- making jelly

September 27, 2016

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Hi everyone!

I wrote a post all about procedural writing a few months ago which is on the blog, so I won’t go into too much detail, here is a link to that post:


I am doing procedural writing at the moment with my class and will be focusing on it for the next two weeks. We made jelly last week. Procedural writing is always a fun genre because you have to make or do something practical to put the writing into practice for them!

Making jelly is one of the easiest and least expensive activities to do. My class really enjoyed it and enjoyed eating the jelly even more!

I used my alien puppet Duncan as a stimulus. Duncan is from Jupiter and he didn’t have a clue about how to make jelly because he eats tyres and nothing else! So we had to go through each step with him. We forgot the first step which was opening the packaging and Duncan put the whole packet into his mouth without removing the packaging so this taught us to remember EVERY step to avoid any further mishaps! He did the silliest things but we finally got there!


We went through the steps orally, then we spoke about words we use when giving instructions, including bossy words like ‘stir’ and ‘pour’.


We went through our procedural writing checklist and then we started writing the procedure.


After this, we made the jelly! We made two big bowls but there are lovely molds in the likes of Dealz which  you could use too.


I have a ‘jelly making’ writing pack available here for 1.50:

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