Instructions usually start with bossy words. Turn the taps off! Put the scissors away here. Listen carefully. Put your hand up. Dont shout out! Hang your coat up. bossy words Wash your paintbrushes and put them in the pots. How good are you at giving an instruction using bossy words? Try it and see!
I wish I could have a pet. Tommy really wanted a pet. His mum told him that he couldnt have a big pet because their house was too small and they didnt have a garden for it to play in. Tommy felt sad.
He tried to think of all the smallest animals that would be a good pet and fit inside his house.
And before Tommy could blink the goldfish spoke to him! If you had some instructions youd know how to look after me! said the goldfish.
How to look after a goldfish What you need a tank full of water goldfish food a goldfish 1.Give your goldfish a little pinch of food every day. What to do 2. Keep his tank nice and clean. The title explains what the instructions will help Tommy to do. This is what he has to do. The steps are all in the right order. This is a list of everything that Tommy needs.
Do you remember how instructions helped Tommy to look after his goldfish? Can you remember what his page of instructions looked like?
Use bossy words when you write your instructions…. cut mix write make spread Bossy words are often called bossy verbs. Look at lots of examples of instructions. What bossy verbs can you find.? squeeze fold turn rinse remember put use enjoy decorate Bossy verbs. Here are some bossy verbs that Dusty found.