Do you know how to brush your teeth?
Of course you do?
But, could you explain to someone else how to do it?
Easy you say?
The students of 5/6 TV thought they had been given an easy task when they were asked to write a procedural text listing the steps explaining to someone how to clean their teeth. But what if that person was an ‘alien’ who had never cleaned their teeth before?
Everyone had a lot of fun following the directions of their peers and soon realised the need to give clear and specific directions.
This exercise helped them when they began to write their own Procedural texts.
The video below shows how Jack tried to give his teacher, Tim, directions for cleaning his teeth. It didn’t turn out exactly as Jack had planned, but they got there in the end.