This primary resource is a spoof public service broadcast from the Ministry of Good Instructions models how to present the seven key steps that need to be followed to make a nice cup of tea.
This short video offers a model of how to give good instructions. In it, the protagonist is given step-by-step guidance by the authoritative voice over, from checking that he has the correct equipment, to boiling the kettle, warming the pot, making the tea, pouring the tea, and adding the milk.
Created to support the teaching of the instructions non-fiction text-type, this film is suitable for Years 1, 2, 3, and 5. The full script is available to download from the Teachers TV website.
A summary of the four videos contained in this primary literacy lesson planning pack, with suggestions of how the videos can be used
The primary literacy framework documents for Instructional texts
Teaching ideas for non-fiction instructional texts
Lesson ideas on all non-fiction writing, including the news