This term, students in the Grade 1/2 area were introduced to a new text type; procedural texts. As it can be rather tricky to understand all of the structural features of this text type, students spent some time in class identifying the different features and reconstructing procedural texts into the correct format.
To further expose students to procedural texts and their structure, we decided to make a pirate hat. Students were very helpful throughout the session, informing the teachers of exactly what was needed to make a pirate hat (a piece of rectangular paper and textas). The students seemed to thoroughly enjoy the session – especially when they were able to fold, decorate and wear their pirate hats.
The best part was when the students shouted out, ‘Arrrrrrrr’… This was so much fun!