Procedural Writing

L.I To write an clear instructions that show how to make an hangi.

A hangi is a traditional way of cooking food underground used by Maoris.

  • Equipment/Materials
    • volcanic stones
    • iron
    • shovel
    • wood
    • gloves
    • lighter
    • cloth sacks
    • twig/kindling
    • metal basket 
    • barrel of water
    • lighter
  • Ingredients
    • Vegetables (Taro Leaves, cabbage, potato, carrots, kumera, pumpkin, stuffing)
    • Meat (ox, pork, chicken, beef, lamb)
  1. Dig a pit for the food and make sure it is slightly bigger than the food tray.
  2. Gather sticks and volcanic stones.
  3. Pile the wood and stones on the ground on top of eachother.
  4. Light the wood and let it burn for about 3 – 5 hours.
  5. Place tinfoil, banana leaves, or taro leaves on the food tray.
  6. Place the meat and vegetables in the tray.
  7. Place the hot rocks into the pit.
  8. Lower the meat tray into the hole first.
  9. Lower the vegetables on top of the meat tray.
  10. Soak 5 sacks and 1 sheet of material into a barrel of water.
  11. Place the wet sheet over the food.
  12. Cover the food baskets and the wet sheet with the wet sacks.
  13. Cover the pit with dirt and let it cook for about 3 hours.
  14. Scrape off the dirt after 3 hours and take off the sacks.
  15. Wear gloves and carefully remove the food baskets.
  16. Take the food out and enjoy. 

Saftey Message: MAKE sure to always watch your hangi incase an accident.

Today we unpacked how to follow and write a set of instructions. To do this effectively your instructions need to be explicit and the steps to follow ordered. Each step begins with an instructional verb and should be written in a way that is easy to understand.

I enjoyed this activity because I got to learn more about hangi and the steps on how to make hangi.


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