Read Procedural Text
Procedural text describes a process. It might explain how to do something, how something works, or what causes an event to occur, for example.
When writing procedural texts, authors usually:
- present the information in a logical series of steps,
- provide clear details that are easy to follow,
- use precise language, such as time-order or spatial-order words, and
- use text features, such as heads or numbered lists, to help readers easily identify steps and find information.
Click the Model button to see an example of how to read a social studies procedural text.