My 1st grade CREW are currently working on writing "How To" instructional paragraphs using the transitions First, Next, Then, and Finally. Of course these are sandwiched between and introductory and closing sentence to complete a six or more sentence paragraph.
FIRST, we began with the ever popular: "How to Build a Snowman" - which we finished up last week.
Here's a sample from one of my youngest students.
NEXT, we wrote "How to Make a Sandwich" paragraphs.
THEN, it was on to "How to Play___________ (basketball, checkers, four corners, Old Maid, etc).
FINALLY, we will write a "How to Get Ready for Bed" paragraph that will be used as our unit assessment.
To help my students through the writing process and publish attractive pieces, I created the templates shown here.
Click on each picture to grab a copy for yourself.