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Writing- Procedural Texts
Transcript of Writing- Procedural Texts
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1) What is a Procedural Text?
2) When are you given written instructions?
3) What are the procedural elements of a text?
Give Instructions and Guide the Reader
Elements include: a list of necessary items, headings, steps in chronological order, action verbs, warnings, and visual aids.
The piece can be satirical. What does that mean?
It can be serious or a "tongue-in-cheek" piece, meaning what?
Writing Assignment Requirements
Write a Funny Procedural Document
Clear specific purpose
List of necessary items
Chronological order of steps (Minimum of 4)
Strong Action Verbs and Detail to Explain each step
Warnings and Tips section
A graphic or visual aid (chart, picture, ect)
! Does your paper have a heading and a title?
! Does your text have a specific purpose?
! Have you listed all necessary items to perform the task?
! Do you clearly indicate the sequence order? Have you used numbers or bullets where necessary?
! Are your steps described in clear detail?
! Do you include a warning?
! Do you include one graphic to support the procedural document?
! Is the procedural document organized so someone could perform the task? (Test the document on a friend to see if he or she can easily follow its purpose.)
When you save your document, use the following format as the name of your file:
Firstname_Lastname_Lesson Four_Procedural Document.xxx
Functional documents – documents that communicate information that help people perform every day tasks.
Posters/Flyers Instruction Manuals
Warranties Schedules Handbooks
Minutes of Meetings
For example a paper that explains how to connect a DVD player to a television
Procedural writing is used to explain processes or plans, often instructing the reader on how to do something.
A procedural text is a particular type of functional document that explains how to do something.
Examples Page 173 -174
Order in which things happen
Similar to an autobiography happens in the order of the events
Use these questions to make sure you have fulfilled all of the requirements: