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Procedure
St Aloysius College Literacy Strategy: Checklist of genres and text types

Procedure
(Factual genre)
A procedure gives instructions

Structure
A lead-in sentence to state the goal
• Start with a list of materials
• Series of sequential sentences which may be numbered
• Check the order of the sentences
• Concluding sentence expresses success


Language features
Use command words (Cut..; Pour…; Fold…)
• Most sentences start with a verb
• Use correct technical terms
• Linking words and phrases expressing sequence (first…; then…; next…; finally)
• Exact details or information


More information
More ideas and examples of procedures can be found in
•Targeting text (series), Blake Education, Glebe N.S.W.
• Anderson, M 1997, Text types in English, Macmillan, 1998.
• English Elements (series), Jacaranda Wiley, Milton, Qld.
• Whitfield, M 2001, Targeting writing across the curriculum, Blake Education, Glebe, N.S.W.
• Schill, J 1998, On track: working with texts, Heinemann, Port Melbourne.
• Excel essential skills (series), Pascal, Glebe, N.S.W.

• Understanding text types (poster series), R.I.C., Balcatta, W.A.

Interactive example (Jenny Eather)


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