The Instruction Writing Pack - Help your children to write clear and effective instructions with our teaching activities and resources!

The Instruction Writing Pack contains a wide range of printable activities and resources to use in your Literacy lessons. A fantastic set of teaching materials and independent activities to support and enhance your children's instructional writing.

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In this Teaching Pack...

  • An Eleven Page Instruction Writing Guide - A child-friendly guide to instruction writing! Show it on a large display and use it as a teaching tool... print it for use on a classroom wall... or give children copies of the smaller cards for their own reference!
  • Four Examples of Instructions - A set of four instructions that you can share with your class. Show them how instructions are organised… What features have been used? What is good about them? What could be improved?
  • Four Examples of Instructions with Missing Text - Ask your children to write suitable instructions for each step, using the photos to help them. Can they use bossy / imperative verbs and appropriate connectives?
  • Four Sets of Jumbled Instructions - Cut out the matching photos and instructions and challenge your children to put them back into the correct order!
  • Thirty-Six Instruction Writing Activity Cards - A large collection of ideas for instruction writing. Give children a card (or let them choose one) and ask them to create a set of instructions to achieve the goal shown on it!
  • Two Instruction Writing Checklists - Give children a copy of these checklists so that they can review (and improve) their instructions.
  • Two Instruction Writing Planners – Planning templates to use as part of your instructions lessons. Print them out and write on them or edit them directly using word processing software.
  • One Simplifying Instructions Challenge – A set of ten long and confusing instructions. Can your children make them easier to understand?
  • Thirteen Pages of Instruction Writing Labels - Printable labels showing imperative verbs and connectives that can be used in instruction writing. Add them to a classroom display or give children a random label and ask them to use it in an appropriate sentence!
  • Five Display Banners - A collection of banners to decorate your classroom during your instruction writing topic.

Alternative versions of many of these resources are also included in the pack, which are intended for use with older learners. They have similar content, but do not include the cartoon robot character.

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Instruction pack

Dec 20, 2016 by Alison Hayes

Thank you so much for this, having a very tired moment when I should be enjoying Christmas and here it is. Everything I will need for the coming term.

Instruction writing pack

Nov 10, 2016 by Shelley Potter

I love this pack ! I have some of the posters on the wall along with the kids published instructions for making Banana cake. this kids found the visual posters a great help. I found this site by accident and love it because i have a new baby and just returned to work and i dont have the i used to, to sit and create resources for my classroom.

Instructions vs. Explanation

Nov 08, 2016 by Morris McCormick

So I was apprehensive about submitting a review on writing resources, since this is such a topic of debate here in the U.S.A. From a purely standards-based p.o.v., these two packs fall into what we call "Informational Writing." Of course, after reviewing them I realized how important a distinction needed to be made in regards to the two sub-genres.

I appreciate that there are two iterations of the writing samples included in the Explanation Pack, as this makes for a great discussion on revisions. However, most useful was the connection my students were able to make when using the examples from each pack related to chocolate.

I think if I had any constructive criticism for improving these packs, it would be to have the packs make more connections between the content of the two packs. In this way, regardless of which writing style was covered first , students would have an immediate connection and background knowledge of the topic being written about.

The Water Cycle - How to Reclaim & Recycle Water;
How to Grow a Sunflower - Making Sunflower Seed Butter;
Life Cycle of a Butterfly - How to Plant a Butterfly Garden

All in all, I love these packs and the graphics make teaching of what is generally tedious work, more palatable.

Instructions pack

Nov 22, 2015 by julesb

Just what I needed for my working wall and as resources for class unit of work. Information is clear and attractive.


Nov 11, 2015 by Rebecca

This pack is awesome! It has become a class favourite. My kids enjoy the how to make a lizard activity it has been used many times and its a great early finishers activity. My kids love it so I love it!

Instruction Pack - just in time!

Aug 02, 2015 by Becky Layton

I am about to start a unit on instructional texts with my yr 5/6 class. I've been busy surfing the web for ideas and resources and then I remembered my teaching packs subscription... Sure enough, there was the perfect pack - The Instruction Pack, with all the resources I could ever need. The best part is that it includes materials that will cater to a variety of student needs. No more surfing necessary!

Instructions Pack

Jun 20, 2015 by Ruth

As a trainee teacher (nearly finished now!), your packs are great to have on hand! The Instructions Writing pack is such a life-saver....I am planning a unit on this for our Year 1 classes. It is so adaptable and easy to use. It provides opportunities for differentiation, banners - everything I need - including examples of instructions! We will be looking at instructions from games, deconstructing them, designing and making our own games (simple ones!) and then writing instructions for them. I am so excited about the unit and finding your pack just makes it even better! Thanks! x

Incredible Resources

Feb 14, 2015 by Charlotte O'Loughlin

I fell across this site whilst looking for a bit of inspiration to liven up my teaching... All I can say is that I am absolutely amazed by the resources on this website! It gives me so much of the inspiration I need and for such a little price, nobody can complain! Thank you for all your hard work!

Happy customer!

Jan 25, 2015 by Aoife Flynn

I stumbled across this site last year and have to say I was skeptical at first about joining up but I'm thrilled I did. Each and every one of the writing packs I've downloaded have really helped in making writing more fun and yet structured for the kids. It has really been a huge time saver for me! I've been concentrating on a specific genre of writing each month since September and is my first port of call during my planning process. Well done!


Jan 12, 2015 by Victoria Sheppard

This pack has been really supportive when writing instruction for making Bird Feed Balls! Thank you!

4.9 5.0 21 21 Thank you so much for this, having a very tired moment when I should be enjoying Christmas and here it is. Everything I will need for the coming term. The Instruction Writing Pack
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