Two Kinds of Directions
Have a volunteer read the top model on this page. Then ask students how the sentences are organized (time order). Ask students what words help the writer show time order for the sentences (first, then, next, last). Ask why it is important to put directions in time order (so readers can do the same steps in order).
Have another volunteer read the bottom model. Ask students how this model shows time order (numbered steps). Ask students how each step starts (with a command verb). Ask why command verbs help readers follow directions (by telling just what to do in each step).