As Halloween is just around the corner, I decided to get the children to write a spell using instructional writing. Today we planned what ingredients we would use and how instructions are written (use bossy words (verbs) and time connectives, order etc.)
We spent the first 5 minutes thinking about what our spell would be and decided to turn our teacher into something. Some ideas;
How to turn my teacher into a frog
How to turn my teacher into an ant
How to make my teacher ugly
The children then brainstormed disgusting ingredients they would need to create the potion to cast the spell.
Tomorrow, we will write the instructions, edit them on Wednesday and then final draft on Friday.
(Well that’s the plan – but who knows what could happen!)