How-to Writing


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Use these sentence starters to help you brainstorm topics for your writing.

How to make your favorite sandwich

How to make a sand castle

How to build a fort

How to make a new friend

How to get from your classroom to the front door of your school

How to set up a lemonade stand

 How to give a dog a bath

How to play your favorite board game

How to do one of your household chores

 How to get to your local library

Writing Traits for How-to Writing
Ideas Did I have a clear purpose for the topic?
Organization Did I create a time line, a sequence chart, or notes to organize my ideas? Are my steps in logical order?
Voice Did I use an appropriate tone?
Sentence Fluency Did I use imperative sentences?
Word Choice Did I use time words, or transition words?
Conventions Did I check for mistakes in spelling, punctuation, and capitalization?
Presentation Did I include art, such as photos or drawings, and make my work visually appealing and easy to follow?