Sample Explanation: How to Get Somewhere
The writer of the sample on this page gives navigational directions from her home to her school. Ask for a volunteer to read the sample aloud. Then discuss the text, using the side notes as a guide. Point out that sentences in the model contain understood subjects, such as, “First, cross the street.” Sentences such as these are called command students. The understood subject is "you."
Have your students practice writing command sentences by completing the related minilesson.